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Platform 4 in 2016 ( page 2 of 4 )
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This Page is about platform 4 in 2016 at Peterborough railway station
Platform 4 in 2016
The Flying Scotsman
"THE INAUGURAL RUN"
The Flying Scotsman on Thursday the 25th February 2016 with "THE INAUGURAL RUN" from Kings Cross to York in platform 4 at Peterborough.
The low winter sun was shining off the very new and very clean paintwork. Flying Scotsman was 30mins late, into Peterborough because of the numbers of people who were on the line-side all along the East Coast Main line.
Platform 3 and 4 at Peterborough was full of people all with camera’s and phones. TV camera’s were also on the platforms and above in the sky.
It was so nice to see this A3 back on the main line after it long and expensive restoration. The A3 is now in British Railways green with the number 60103 with the German type smoke deflectors, as were fitted after it got its double chimney towards the end of steam on the ECML.
The Flying Scotsman about to leave platform 4 on the 25th of Febuary 2016
Platform four and 5 at Peterborough were built when the two fast lines were put in. Platform four started being used on the 25 June 1972 ready for when the new though lines opened on the 2nd May 1973.
Platform 4 at Peterborough station has kept its platform number. It now has a lift shared with platform 5. It has an extra bit of platform at the northern end. Both ends of the platform have lost there platform ramps and now have a fence with a gate.
Most of the Virgin East Coast down trains to Leeds and Scotland use platform four. Platform 4 can also used by both up and down Norwich Cambridge and Birmingham Nottingham and Liverpool trains. Most of these now use the new platforms 6 and 7. Freight and light engines 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 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.
Platforms 4 and 5 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 at long last a lift that opened in 2014
There is also the old Post office bridge that was out of bounds in BR days, but was then used for many years for push chairs and the yellow mobility truck that carried wheelchairs and old people over the tracks who could not use the stairs. Peterborough station had no lifts, right to up till 2014! The bridge is still in use. This old Post office bridge now can be used by any passengers at the north end of the station
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