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 Br 1970s to 2000

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Peterborough 1970s  till  1999 (BR)
Peterborough 2000 till 2013
 Peterborough 2014 till today
  As part of a new platform layout at Peterborough station in 2014 Platform 4 will remain as platform 4.

PLATFORM 4 in BR days

Deltic Class 55003 in platform 4 at Peterborough on a down train

 Deltic Class 55003 in platform 4 at Peterborough on a down train.

  Class 55 Deltic in platform four at Peterborough

 Class 55 Deltic in platform four at Peterborough

Peterborough station with a Deltic in platform 4

 Class 55 Deltic Tulyar in platform four at Peterborough

Platform four started being used on the 25 June 1972 ready for when the new though lines opened on the 2nd May 1973. Most ECML down trains to Leeds and Scotland use platform four

Platform 4 was also used by up and down Norwich Cambridge and Birmingham Nottingham and Liverpool trains.

Freight and light engines can also use platforms 4 both ways.

Platform Four is on the eastern edge of a island platform with Platform 5 is on the outer western edge.

The new buildings on this island platform are of the style of architecture prevalent in the 1960's and 1970's bland and and insipid. But clean and just about fit for there use.

These two platforms are linked to the main station by a long foot bridge over the two fast lines. This footbridge was made longer when the new lines went in.

There is also a Post office bridge that was out of bounds in BR days, but was used for push chairs and the yellow mobility truck that carries wheelchairs and old people over who could not use the stairs. Peterborough station still had no lifts, right to up till 2014! The bridge is still in use. The old Post office bridge now  is used by passengers at the north end of the station.

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HST in platform 431 BR blue into 4

 Class 55 006 into platform 4 at Peterborough

Class 55 006 into platform 4 at Peterborough

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About Peterborough

 Yaxley in BR days

Farcet in BR days

The now closed Flyash line at Fletton Peterborough

Fletton in BR days

 Just to the south of Peterborough station in  BR days

Peterborough to March line in BR days  in Peterborough

About The Peterborough to March railway line

The River Nene bridges at Peterborough near to the NVR station

The  Peterborough to March line goes under the ECML at the Fair meadow Car Park

Peterborough East Station was here

This bridge at Peterborough was made of wood now replced by a concrete bridge







This website is  it is on railways, but it is not just on trains, but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.

Today EWS, East Coast, Central trains and EWS are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!