Britain >East Anglia >Histon Cambridge


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Collected date 15/07/05

Histon station is a closed station on the old railway line from Cambridge to St Ives and Huntingdon. Passenger services ceased in 1970, although freight kept the line open until 1992. In spite of a spirited campaign to reopen it for passenger services, the line is now likely to be converted to an unpopular Guided Busway, and the station demolished to make way for a car park.

I passed the station on an early July evening on the way to visit some friends in Girton. First sight of the station from across the road:

Histon station side

The station building and platform seen from the level crossing:

Histon station building

A closer view of the station building and the canopy:

Histon station canopy

The rear of the station building:

Histon station bulding rear

The level crossing:

Histon level crossing

The crossing keeper's hut:

Histon hut