Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
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Platform 4 in 2018
Virgin East Coast High Speed Train (HST) 43277 in platform 4 on the 28th of Febuary 2018
Virgin East Coast class 91107 'Skyfall' in platform 4 on the 28th of Febuary 2018.
This snow was from 'The Beast from the East'. The snow was not as bad as up north, but it was very cold. I was frozen taken this photos.
Virgin East Coast class 91110 'Battle of Britain Memorial Flight' in platform 4 on the 28th of Febuary 2018
Virgin East Coast class 91101 'Flying Scotsman' in platform 4 on the 19th of April 2018
Great Northern class 365532 on the 19th May 2018 ECS in platform 4
Virgin East Coast class 91132 in platform 4 on the 23rd of June in 2018
The 23rd of June 2018 was the last full day of the Virgin East Coast franchise operated by private companies Virgin and Stagecoach branded as Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC).
On Sunday the 24th June 2018 the first London North Eastern Railway (LNER) service departed at 7:42. This franchise has been temporarily renationalised and will be run by the Department for Transport as London North Eastern Railway, branded as LNER.
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
Page updated 10/1/2019