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 As part of a new platform layout at Peterborough station in 2014 Platform 5 will remain as platform 5.

PLATFORM 5 in BR days

Class 47115 with a sliver roof in platform 5 at Peterborough

 Class 47115 with a sliver roof in platform 5 at Peterborough station.

Platform 5 at Peterborough was and still is used by Birmingham Norwich and Cambridge and Liverpool trains in both the up and down directions. Two DMUs trains used to use this platform at once.

At this time Stamford had its own service with a DMU just between the two towns which used platform 5.

Platform five together with platform four was used for passengers for the first time on the 25 June 1972

 A DMU also in platform 5

 A DMU also in platform 5

 a class 37 in platform 5 at Peterborough

 A class 37 in platform 5 at Peterborough

Platform five started being used on the 25 June 1972 ready for when the new though lines opened on the 2nd May 1973.

Platform 5 was also used by up and down Norwich Cambridge and Birmingham Nottingham and Liverpool trains. These trains could also use Platform 4

Freight and light engines could also use platforms 5 both ways.

Platform Five is on the western edge of a island platform with Platform 4 is on the eastern 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 is now used for push chairs and the yellow mobility truck that carries wheelchairs and old people over who can't use the stairs, as Peterborough station still had no lifts, right to up till 2014!.

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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!