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Huntingdon is around 25 miles south of Peterborough, in the heart of Cambridgeshire. The station is set in fairly rural countryside, just a few minutes from the bustling town.
Railway type and traffic
On a 4-track section of the East Coast Main Line, Huntingdon sees several passing Virgin Trains East Coast services, as well as a regular stopping service from Thameslink Great Northern.
There are Various freight flows pass through the station, but these are mostly at night.
The station is a few miles from the town centre, and as such, is a little isolated. However, it is well lit, and monitored by CCTV. As with any unfamiliar area, I would recommend sticking to daylight hours when there are likely to be plenty of people around.
The A14 passes over the station on a road bridge. Heading North on the A14, turn left onto the B1514. After around 1/4 mile, turn left onto Thrapston Road. After half a mile, continue on Huntingdon Road, then continue onto Brampton road. Turn right after half a mile, which should be signposted for the station.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Huntingdon Station map co-ordinates
There is a small car park at the station, and on-the-road parking should not be a problem nearby.
First Capital Connect is the only TOC to operate train services to this station, which are approximately half hourly in each direction, becoming more frequent during peak times.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
The station has toilets and a waiting area on Platform 1 (London-Bound) as well as the small newsagent / cafe, also on Platform 1. There is a small waiting shelter on Platform 2.
There is a Premier Travel Inn
2 miles away.
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This is an excellent photographic, and video location. To the south, the 4-track mainline is on a very gentle curve, with only the OLE to obscure the view. To the north, the line curves west as it heads towards Peterborough, although the A14 road bridge can affect your choice of angle.
As the station is on a north-south section of track, photography is possible throughout the day, with sunlight causing little difficulty. The footbridge also offers an excellent vantage point.
For the videographer, trains heading north should make for a great shot as the trains approach from the south, then curve away to the north / west on the exit.
General views - All photographs © Gary Coupe unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking south
Fig 3 - Looking south
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