Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Platform 7 in 2017.
GBRf class 66779 Evening Star in platform 7 on the 23rd of Febuary 2017
Class 66779 was the last Class 66 to be built for the UK and European markets. GBRf has painted the locomotivein a lined passenger express brunswick green with a bell and a steam locomotive shed plate.
The last steam locomotive of the same name “Evening Star” was built at the Swindon Works by British Railways in 1960 and was a 2-10-0 freight steam locomotive (9F) .
GBRf has promised to donate 66779 to the National Railway Museum National Heritage Committee when it comes to the end of its working life
GBRf class 66769 in platform 7 on the 23rd of Febuary 2017
Freightliner class 66504 using platform 7 on the 29th of April 2017 heading north.
Freightliner Class 70007 pulls out of platform 7 after a crew change or signal stop on the 24th August 2017
Platform 7 is an all new platform that had only opened in 2014. It has been built along side the goods avoiding line and is part of an island platform with platform 6. Both these platforms have no overhead wires and will be used for services like the Liverpool and the Stanstead to Brmingham trains that run mostly on non-wired lines.
One of the main plus points is that this platform and all the others at Peterborough station now have lifts. There is a waiting room and WCs
Freight to and from the March line also also uses this platform.
Page updated 10/1/2019