Great Northern Route


Great Northern Route

The Great Northern Route is the name of the suburban services run on the southern end of the East Coast Main Line and associated branches. Services operate to or from King's Cross and Moorgate in London. Destinations include Hertford North, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Peterborough, Cambridge and King's Lynn.

The network consists of all local and semi-fast services on these lines:
* East Coast Main Line south of Peterborough
* Northern City Line
* Hertford Loop Line
* Hitchin-Cambridge Line

Additionally, the main service on the Fen Line is provided as part of the route. All services are electric.

At privatisation the services became part of West Anglia Great Northern, becoming their sole route in 2004 when the West Anglia services were transferred to 'one'. In April 2006 the services became the responsibility of First Capital Connect. If the Thameslink Programme goes ahead many of these services will become part of the Thameslink network, running through central London to destinations south of the River Thames.

External links

* [http://www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk First Capital Connect]


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