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This Page is about the re-numbered platform 3 in 2018 at Peterborough railway station now platfom 2.
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Platform 2 in 2018
Thameslink class 700057 at Peterborough 2018
Thameslink class 700057 in platform 2 on the 19th of April 2018
Great Northern class 387 118
Great Northern class 387 118 in platform 2 at Peterborough on the 23rd of June 2018
LNER takes over from VIRGIN EAST COAST
On Sunday the 24th June 2018 The Virgin East Coast franchise operated by the private companies Virgin and Stagecoach branded as Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) ended .
London North Eastern Railway (LNER) took over on Sunday 24th of June 2018. The East Coast franchise has been temporarily renationalised and will be run by the Department for Transport as  London North Eastern Railway  and branded as LNER.
LNER class 800201 in platform 2
LNER class 800201 (no logos) in platform 2 on the 4th of July 2018 on route learing or testing. The train stopping in platform 2 while breaks(?) were taken at Peterborough.
Virgin East Coast in March 2016 had decided these class of new trains would carry the brand name of 'Azuma'.
Virgin East Coast will not now operate the new trains. When they enter service it will be with LNER, who will still use the name 'Azuma'.
LNER class 91118 in platform 2
LNER class 91118 in platform 2 on the 4th of September 2018
Thameslink class 700152
Thameslink class 700152 in platform 2 on the 4th Spetember 2018



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Some of the platforms numbers changed in 2014
The old Platform 3 at Peterborough station has been  renumbered as platform 2. The old Platform 1 was the up bay platform and its track has been removed, so as they could renumber the old platform 2, platform 1 and this one 2.
The new platform 1 and 2  will be then used for the new 12 coach Thamslink servies to South London  and Gatwick Airport
Platform two is also used for Great Northern and Virgin services to London Kings Cross and down services some times as welll.
This Page is about the new (re-numbered) Platform 2 which is part of this upgrade at Peterborough railway station.

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Peterborough railway station had some New platforms. in 2014 These were needed for when it all goes pear shape, there are just not enough platforms to go round. Even with all going well trains often had to wait for a platform on the river Nene railway bridge.
On Tuesday 13th December 2011 Network Rail announced a 43 million pound upgrade of Peterborough railway station starting in April 2012 and to be completed by December 2013. ( There was still ongoing work  in Feruary 214 and it was to be April 2014 be for it was all done)
This work has now increased the numer of platforms to 7 and includes new lifts to each platform. There were no lifts to any platform at Peterborough be for.
      The New Layout at Peterborough station has seen: The old bay (platform1) removed. Platform 2 renumber as platform 1 and made longer. Platform 3 renumbered as platform 2 and also made longer. The all New Platform 3 is next to the up fast line, built on waste land. Platform 4 and 5 remain as they were, but hve been made a little longer. Platform 6 and 7 are an all new Island platform.  A new goods avioding line has also been built along side platform 7.
Most platforms are signaled both ways with new signals on someof the platforms.
Map of the old layout at Peterborough on the left and the the New layout  on the right.     Yellow for new Platforms
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