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Written by Gary Coupe - 15 May 2006
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Location notes
Huntingdon is around 25 miles south of Peterborough, in the heart of Cambridgeshire. The station is set in fairly rural countryside, just a few miles from the bustling town.
Railway type and traffic
On a 4-track section of the East Coast Main Line, Huntingdon sees several passing East Coast services, as well as a regular stopping service from First Capital Connect. Various freight flows pass through the station.
Environment
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.
Road directions
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.

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Huntingdon Station map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a small car park at the station, and on-the-road parking should not be a problem nearby.
Public transport
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.

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Amenities
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.
Accommodation
There is a Premier Travel Inn 2 miles away.
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Huntingdon Station

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Photographic notes
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 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


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