- Great Northern Route
The Great Northern Route is the name of the suburban services run on the southern end of the
East Coast Main Lineand 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 Linesouth of Peterborough
Northern City Line
Hertford Loop Line
Additionally, the main service on the
Fen Lineis 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
2004when the West Anglia services were transferred to 'one'. In April 2006 the services became the responsibility of First Capital Connect. If the Thameslink Programmegoes ahead many of these services will become part of the Thameslinknetwork, running through central London to destinations south of the River Thames.
* [http://www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk First Capital Connect]
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