Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
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Platform 4 in 2018
LNER Class 91125 in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 7th of August 2018.
Only the Logo's on the locomotives are being changed. LNER logos are being added slowly, with many locomotives still with Virgin colours logos in August 2018 and September 2018.
LNER Class 91127 in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 7th of August 2018.
LNER Class 91109 'Sir Bobby Robson' in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 7th of August 2018.
East Midlands Trains HST power car 43075 on hire to LNER coming into platform 4 at Peterborough on the 4th of September in 2018.
GBRf class 66782 light engine 8th of September 2018 using platform 4. This class 66 has 'Charity Railtours' logos on its sides.
A4 60009 Union of South Africa coming into platform 4 on the THE TALISMAN from London Kings Cross to Newcastle 60009 was on the: Kings Cross to Newcastle leg and Deltic D9009 was on on the return leg of this charter This train had been postponed from 21st of July 2018 to the 15th of September 2018.
Black 5 44871 on Sunday 9th of December 2018 comes into platform 4 with THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS from London Kings Cross to Lincoln.
Black 5 44871 on Sunday 9th of December 2018 about to leave platform 4
DB class 66108 on a charter on the 15th of December 2018 coming into platform 5 DB class 66006 was at the rear.
This chater was The 'Beverley at Christmas' From Kings Cross to Beverley
DB class 66108 in platform 5 on the 'Beverley at Christmas' on the 15th of December 2018'
LMS 6233 Duchess of Sutherland with THE CHRISTMAS WHITE ROSE between London and York also on the 15th of December 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 10/12/2019