Welcome to the Hereward Community Rail Partnership

Hereward joins national campaign encouraging people to 'Go Green by Train'

Hereward Community Rail Partnership

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

Listen to Greater Anglia's fabulous new 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.”

While we cannot get out and about right now this first episode of  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.

And listen out for our very own Station Adopter Geoff Howes talking about Whittlesey followed later in the programme by Steve Emery, Hereward CRP Steering Group representative for Manea!

Hereward Line Podcast


Covid 19 travel advice – updated 7th April 2022

View the government’s travel advice and information on other guidance linked to the coronavirus situation. The advice is amended as the situation evolves, so please check for the most up-to-date information. Feel free to also look through the National Rail Enquiries Q&A.

Simple things to remember

  1. Do not travel if unwell or have symptoms
  2. Wear a face covering as a courtesy to others
  3. Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
  4. Avoid busiest times/routes

Plan ahead, consider others and stay safe.

Latest news

Hereward CRP is joining other community partnerships and volunteer groups across Britain to spearhead a national campaign highlighting sustainable travel as a key factor in tackling the climate crisis, in the build up to COP26.

Community Rail Week, organised by Community Rail Network and sponsored by Rail Delivery Group, is the first event of its kind in the UK and will see hundreds of local partnership projects and volunteers getting involved to promote green travel by train during 18 - 24 October.

All News

16 Jun 2022

Planned strike action likely to affect services to stations on the Hereward Line


31 May 2022

Greater Anglia commemorates the Platinum Jubilee with special crests on its new trains


30 May 2022

A bus fit for a Queen!


18 May 2022

New drone video shows March Railway Station works from start to finish, from the air!


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.

Explore the Hereward line

Click on a station below for more information.

  • Peterborough Station sign

    Peterborough Station

    Peterborough is the Cathedral City station at the beginning of our Hereward Line. It is located 76 miles down the East Coast Main Line from London King’s Cross.

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  • 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.

    Image courtesy of Peter Anderson

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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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