Fen Line Users Association

News

Longer trains

The work to support 8-car trains throughout the Fen Line is beginning this month. It includes platform lengthening at Waterbeach and Littleport and additional sidings at King's Lynn; completion is due by July 2020, though the full 8-car service may need to wait until the December 2020 timetable.

Network Rail are running drop-in sessions to provide an opportunity for residents and businesses to speak to members of the project team; more details here.

Car parking at King's Lynn

We have had several reports of people who have parked at King's Lynn station receiving penalty notices for non-payment two or three weeks later, by which time they had thrown the ticket away. So when parking at King's Lynn it's advisable to keep the ticket, also check your registration number is entered correctly when paying.

News

ECML upgrade

Over the next two years, Network Rail will be undertaking some major works on the East Coast main line, including reconfiguring King's Cross station, replacing the 40-year-old signalling system, adding a new platform at Stevenage for the Hertford Loop trains, and building a grade separated junction north of Peterborough.

As part of the works, there will be no trains south of Peterborough on the Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend and passengers are advised not to travel on those days. Fen line trains will terminate at Cambridge; the normal service between there and Liverpool Street will be running but it is likely to be extremely busy and it does not connect well with the King's Lynn services.

More information at https://eastcoastupgrade.co.uk/ and https://www.greatnorthernrail.com/travel-information/plan-your-journey/kings-cross-remodelling.

What we do

We represent the interests of users of the Fen Line to the management of the franchise holders and Network Rail.

We monitor to ensure that services offered are maintained and improved.

We inform our members of the latest developments.

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AGM

The AGM takes place each November. Representatives of the rail industry attend to give members the opportunity to raise issues with key staff from across the network.

The 2019 AGM will be held at the Discover Downham Heritage Centre, Priory Road, Downham Market on Saturday 16th November at 2pm.

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Become a member and get access to the members' section.

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FLUA works to develop services on the King's Lynn to Cambridge line.

We seek the best for users from the fast-changing railway scene by working with all parties in the rail industry and with other relevant bodies in the development of the Thameslink Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise on the Fen Line.

Some of our history

There are seven Fen Line stations: King's Lynn, Watlington, Downham Market, Littleport, Ely, Waterbeach, and Cambridge North.

Electric trains from Fen Line stations to Cambridge and London King's Cross are run by
Great Northern for commuters, business and leisure users.

Greater Anglia operates electric trains from Fen Line stations to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street. These peak hour extras run Mondays-Fridays only.


Contact:
Secretary: fluasecretary@flua.org.uk
Webmaster: flua@ninetiles.com

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