Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
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Platform 4 in 2018
LNER takes over from VIRGIN EAST COAST
LNER High Speed Train (HST) power car 43310 in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 4th of July.
Only the locomotives Logo's are being changed. LNER logos are being added slowly, with many locomotives still with Virgin colours logos. Platform and Car park signs have all ready been changed. it was only on the 23rd June that LNER took over.
LNER HST power car 43320 at the rear of a down train going into platform 4 on the 26th of June 2018
LNER class 91106 still with Virgin on its side in 'Great Exhibition of the North 9th of June to 9th of September 2018' colours leaving platform 4 heading north on the 26th of June 2018.
LNER class 91132 coming into platform 4 on the 4th of July 2018.
DB class 90 036 'DriverJack Mills' in platform 4 on the 4th of July 2018 now with an LNER train.
Thameslink class 700135 ECS in platform 4 on the 4th of July 2018.
Freightliner class 66557 into platform 4 on the 4th of July 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