Welcome to the Hereward Community Rail Partnership

Who are we

We are a partnership of local councils, train operators, railway user groups, station adoption groups and local residents who look after the Hereward Line in Fenland, Cambridgeshire.

What we do

  • Promote local rail services and stations
  • Support station adopters and adopter groups
  • Engage with train operating companies to identify service improvements
  • Make small improvements to local stations
  • Enable local people to have their say about railways in their area
  • Encourage greater use of the railway to travel both to and from our area
Find out more

The Hereward Community Rail Partnership Team at their recent anniversary event at March Railway Station

Explore the Hereward line

Click on a station below for more information.

  • Peterborough Station

    Peterborough is the Cathedral city station at the western end of our Hereward Line.
    It is located 76 miles up the East Coast main line from London King’s Cross.

    The station is a major interchange for rail service both north-south and east-west services for local and long distance travel. Direct services to London, Birmingham, Ipswich, Stansted, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow are possible from Peterborough.

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  • Whittlesea Station

    Whittlesea Station

    Whittlesea Railway Station serves the town of Whittlesey and is the first Fenland station along the Hereward Line. It is located 5.5 miles from Peterborough and has direct services to Ipswich, Birmingham, Cambridge and Stansted Airport.

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  • March Station

    March Station

    March is the largest of our three Fenland Stations situated in the middle of our Hereward Line.

    March Railway Station is also the home of the Friends of March Railway Station (FOMRS) Station Adopter Group.

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  • Manea Station

    Manea Railway Station is situated between March and Ely Stations and is the third Fenland Station on the Hereward Line.

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  • Ely Tourism

    Ely Station

    Ely railway station is the final station on the Hereward Line, serving the Cathedral city of Ely, Cambridgeshire.

    The Isle of Ely was the stronghold held for a time for Hereward the Wake against William the Conqueror.

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Watch Hereward Comunity Rail Partnership's 10-year anniversary video

"Travel along The Hereward Line, Enjoy a journey of discovery"

View the Hereward Community Rail Partnership’s special 10-year anniversary video:

Listen to Greater Anglia's podcast all about the Hereward Line!

“From a famous Anglo-Saxon rebel fighter, to slippery eels and a dancing bear, there’s plenty to explore along the Hereward Line.”

Greater Anglia’s “Lives on the Lines” series takes you on a railway journey across the Cambridgeshire fens travelling along the Hereward Line from the comfort of your armchair.
Listen out for our very own Station Adopter Geoff Howes talking about Whittlesey followed later in the programme, by Steve Emery, Manea resident and former Hereward CRP Steering Group representative.

Hereward Line Podcast

Wildlife and Environment Video

Discover the nature along your railway line. East Anglia's Community Rail Partnerships help to keep the branch lines thriving and along with volunteer Station Adopters, are working to increase biodiversity and habitats for wildlife at Greater Anglia stations.