Fen Line

Fen Line

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type = Heavy rail
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locale = Cambridgeshire
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owner = Network Rail
operator = First Capital Connect
National Express East Anglia
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stock = British Rail Class 317
British Rail Class 365
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The Fen Line (sometimes Fenline without the space) runs from Cambridge in Cambridgeshire to King's Lynn, Norfolk. It is so called because it runs through The Fens. The route was electrified at 25 kV AC in 1992.


First Capital Connect

First Capital Connect operate through services to London King's Cross (via the Hitchin-Cambridge Line). These services operate non-stop between London and Cambridge for most of the day, as part of the half-hourly "Cambridge Flier" service. One train an hour is extended beyond Cambridge to serve most or all stations to King's Lynn.

These services usually use Class 365 electrical multiple units, although Class 317 units are used occasionally. Three Class 365 EMUs have received names associated with the line:
*"The Fenman" (365 518) was previously a "named train" that used to operate on this line, consisting of locomotive-hauled InterCity
*"Robert Stripe Passengers' Champion" (365 527) was named on 10 March 2006, after the 21st Anniversary of the Fen Line Users Association
*"Nelson's County" (365 531) had a special livery applied to the outside which shows various scenes of West Norfolk.

National Express East Anglia

National Express East Anglia operate some direct services from London Liverpool Street to King's Lynn (via the West Anglia Main Line). These services operate only during the morning and evening peaks, and use Class 317 units. The section between Cambridge and Ely is also used non-stop by CrossCountry services to Stansted Airport, and by National Express East Anglia services between Cambridge and Norwich (via the Breckland Line).


"In order from south to north."
*Hilgay (closed 1963)
*Denver (closed 1930)
*Downham Market
*Stow Bardolph (closed 1963)
*King's Lynn


External links

* [http://www.flua.org.uk/ Fen Line Users Association (FLUA)]
* [http://www.norfolkrailwaysociety.org.uk/index.html Norfolk Railway Society]

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