History and Future

The collection of “Memorable Moments with David Piggott” presented to him on his retirement can be downloaded here.

A collection of articles about the opening and history of Meldreth Station, gathered together to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the station’s opening on 1st August 1851.
http://meldrethsheprethfoxtonrail.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Meldreth150.pdf  (PDF download) (Courtesy of John Evans)

There are a series of fascinating illustrated articles about Meldreth Railway Station on the Meldreth History Website:
http://www.meldrethhistory.org.uk/category_id__74.aspx

The history and future of the Great Northern route including the electrification beyond Royston opened in 1988, and the Hitchin flyover is described here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Northern_Route

There is more information about the Hitchin Flyover project here:
http://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/6397.aspx
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/infrastructure/single-view/view/hitchin-flyover-opens.html

An article on the History of the Railway in the Rhee Valley can be found here:
https://jonathanspain.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/the-railway-in-the-rhee-valley/. Did you know that until 18.51 Shepreth was a terminus? Onward travel for passengers to Cambridge was provided for a short while by a four horse omnibus service five times a day to Trinity Street in Cambridge.

Here is an article about the Thameslink upgrade programme:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thameslink_Programme

Wikipedia articles about the village stations:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meldreth_railway_station
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepreth_railway_station
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxton_railway_station