Ely to Peterborough Line

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Ely-Peterborough Line
Principal stations



The Ely to Peterborough Line is an important railway line in the United Kingdom, linking the East Anglia to the Midlands. Passenger services are provided by Central Trains as part of their Citylink network, and 'one'. The line serves the following places (Ordnance Survey grid references for stations):

Places Grid references
Ely TL543793
Manea TL479911
March TL418978
Whittlesea TL277963
Peterborough TL186989

Most trains continue beyond Peterborough to Leicester and Birmingham (via the Peterborough-Birmingham line), or to Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool.

On the other side, most trains continue beyond Ely to Norwich or to Cambridge and Stansted Airport (joining in one direction or in the other the Cambridge-Norwich "Breckland" Line) or to Ipswich.

The line is used extensively by freight trains. The railway yard at March has recently been reopened.

The line is not electrified, unlike surrounding lines.

Railway lines in the East of England:
Main lines: East Coast Main Line   Great Eastern Main Line
Cambridge-King's Lynn "Fen" Line   Cambridge-Norwich "Breckland" Line   Colchester-Clacton "Sunshine Coast" Line
Ely-Peterborough Line   Ipswich-Ely Line   London-Cambridge Line   London, Tilbury & Southend Line
Manningtree-Harwich "Mayflower" Line   Thameslink   West Anglia Main Line   
Commuter lines: Hertford Loop Line   Lea Valley Lines   Northern City Line   Romford-Upminster Line   
Shenfield-Southend Victoria Line   Witham-Braintree Line
Rural lines: Cambridge-Ipswich Line    Crouch Valley Line   East Suffolk Line   Grantham-Skegness Line
Ipswich-Felixstowe Line   Marks Tey-Sudbury "Gainsborough" Line   Norwich-Sheringham "Bittern" Line
Peterborough-Lincoln Line   Thorpe le Soken-Walton "Sunshine Coast" Line   Wherry Lines