- Fen Line
Infobox rail line
name = Fen Line
First Capital Connect National Express East Anglia
British Rail Class 317 British Rail Class 365
25 kV AC OHLE
map_state = collapsedThe Fen Line (sometimes Fenline without the space) runs from
Cambridgein Cambridgeshireto King's Lynn, Norfolk. It is so called because it runs through The Fens. The route was electrified at 25 kV ACin 1992.
First Capital Connect
First Capital Connectoperate 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
*"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 Angliaoperate 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 CrossCountryservices to Stansted Airport, and by National Express East Angliaservices between Cambridge and Norwich (via the Breckland Line).
* [http://www.flua.org.uk/ Fen Line Users Association (FLUA)]
* [http://www.norfolkrailwaysociety.org.uk/index.html Norfolk Railway Society]
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