Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
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Platform 4 in 2017
Virgin East Coast HST power car 43274 'Sprit of Sunderland' in platform 4 on the 24th of August 2017
Virgin East Coast Class 91119 'Bonds Green' in platform 4 on the 24th of August 2017
The nameplate of class 91119 above
East Midlands Trains HST power car 43058 on hire to Virgin Est Coast in platform 4 on the 24th of August 2017
Virgin East Coast Class 91127 in platform 4 on the 20th of Febuary 2017
Freightliner class 66562 into platform 4 on the 23rd of March 2017
DB class 66106 coming into platform 4 on the 23rd of March 2017 with the down 'MT steel'
Virgin East Coast Class 91101 'Flying Scotsman' in platform 4 on the 23rd of March 2017
A3 60103 'Flying Scotsman' into platform 4 on the 29th of April 2017
This train was day one of 'THE GREAT BRITAIN X' from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. The A3 was booked on this train between London and York with a Diesel then replacing A4 60009 for the 2nd part of this, day one, of a nine day rail trip around the UK.
Platform four and 5 at Peterborough was 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(now LNER) 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
Page updated 10/1/2019