This page is on Peterborough railways and is about platform 2 in BR Days in the 1970s and 1980s. 


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 Br 1970s to 2000

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Peterborough 1970s  till  1999 (BR)
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The bay platform that was numbered one, it had its track removed in late 2013 ,as part of a new platform layout at Peterborough station.

 Because of this Platform 2 is now platform 1. 


Platform 2 In BR days

Class 47 on a up train in platform 2 at Peterborough

Class 47 on a up train in platform 2 at Peterborough.

This Photo was taken from the Crescent road Bridge be for the GNR station building were pulled down and the next lot station buildings built.

The class 47 in BR blue still has its head codes but these were out of use at this time and are showing 0000.

The Great Northern Hotel is top right of the photo. The Great Northern Hotel's future was uncertain with plans in 2009 for a bigger better new station with a bus station on the site of the Hotel, but the Hotel was saved.

Note platform 1, the bay which has now been removed in 2013/4

Platform 2 at Peterborough was used for the main up trains to London. Up BR trains nearly always uses this platform as it the best platform for passengers with just a small walk from the booking office to the platform.

There was a 20 mile an hour speed restriction though platform 2 in steam days because platform 2 had a dogleg at the London end that could have been taken out after the Crescent Bridge was built. The Second World War put paid to that.

It was to be 1972/3s be for platform 2 was straighten out when the station was altered and the two though lines put in though the middle of the station.

Before the station was altered in steam days platform 2 saw all up trains including freight using this platform as the trip around the rear of the station involved stopping all trains and needed much planing between a number of signal boxes.

All platforms at Peterborough after the station was altered in the 1970s were signalled both ways so up though trains not stopping at Peterborough did not have to use platform 2.


Platform 2 in 2014 become platform 1

Pages on trains on Platform 2 at Peterborough in BR days 1970 till 2000
Page One
Class 47 on a up train in platform 2 at Peterborough.
two Class 31out of  Peterborough
Class 31142 and class 31417 leave platform 2 +  A class 47 in platform 2
Deltic platform 2 at Peterborough
Deltic in platform 2
class 31 and 47

class 31 on a freight and a class 47 comes into platform 2 

This platform has become platform 1 from 2014


Page updated 30/1/2015

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!