Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Grantham Railway Station
'Grantham Station in 2004.'
GNER up train at Grantham station in 2004
Grantham's railways are today a shadow of what they were in steam days. Engines from the north were changed here. Its MPD was a large steam shed with many main line engines.The Grantham station is on the ECML from Kings Cross to the north. Peterborough
is to the south and Newark
to the North. Kings Cross to Leeds trains are the most common trains to stop here on the main line
GNER who ran the main ECML trains in 2004, do not now operate these trains. National Express East Coast took over till it lost its franchise. East Coast then ran these trains then Virgin who gave up its franchise and now LNER, all with the same rolling stock up to 2019.
Central trains class 156418 in the bay platform no.3 at Grantham in 2004
Central Trains ran these services in 2004, but East Midland trains now run these trains.
Trains from Sleaford
which call at Grantham now go under the ECML and A1 be for they turn back at Allington Junction towards Grantham on the Nottingham line. This has helped timekeeping, as these trains do not have to wait for a path on the ECML, as they now do not use it.
These trains come into the bay at the North of the station and then reverse out back to Arlington Junction to continue on there journey
Down GNER train coming in to Grantham station in 2004
This was one of the 3772 trainsets that was on lease from Eurostar. This set was not repainted in GNER colours for the White Rose service between Kings Cross and Leeds. This set and the others have went back to Eurostar when GNER lost its franchise. Most have now been cut up in the last few years.
Central Trains class 158954 in platform 4 at Grantham in 2004.
Norwich to Nottingham and Norwich Liverpool trains use platform 4 in both directions
Page updated 8/6/2020