Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Platform 3 In BR days
Class 31264 in platform 3 at Peterborough on a stopping train to London Kings Cross station
Platform three in British Railways steam days was the main down platform and had buildings with waiting rooms and buffets ect.
When the station was altered and the fast lines put in platform 6 and its buildings on platform 3 together the northern bays that M&GNJR trains had used were removed. These buildings were replaced with just a small waiting room or is it a shelter .
Peterborough London local stopping trains used platform three in 1970's and 1980s befor the wires came to Peterborough. These local stopping trains were more than often than not class 31s and mark ones. Craven units were given a trail on London trains but gave a very poor ride and there engines over heated on the long distance between stations at top speed.
DMU to Hertford North in platform 3 at Peterborough
Note the new part of the footbridge on the left over to the new platforms 4 and 5 which was added when the new platforms were put in. The old part of the foot bridge was later removedand a new part put in.
What BR never did at this time was to put in any lifts in. The lifts would have to wait right up till 2014.
A class 47 comes into platform 3 at Peterborough
This platform in 2018 is now numbered as platform 2 and more platform has been added righ up to the signal next to the 2nd coach.
Page updated 13/5/2020