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Platform 7 in 2017.
GBRf class 66779 Evening Star
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 Worksby 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
GBRf class 66769 in platform 7 on the 23rd of Febuary 2017
Freightliner class 66504
Freightliner class 66504 using platform 7 on the 29th of April 2017 heading north.
 Freightliner Class 70007
Freightliner Class 70007 pulls out of platform 7 after a crew change or signal stop on the 24th August 2017
Platform 7
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 from the March line also also uses this platform.



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Some of the platforms numbers changed in 2014
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At long last Peterborough railway station has some, New platforms. These were needed for when it all goes pear shape, there are just not enough platforms to go round. Even with all going well trains often had to wait for a platform on the river Nene railway bridge.
On Tuesday 13th December 2011 Network Rail announced a 43 million pound upgrade of Peterborough railway station starting in April 2012 and to be completed by December 2013. ( There was still ongoing work  in Feruary 214 and it was to be April 2014 be for it was all done)
This work has now increased the numer of platforms to 7 and includes new lifts to each platform. There were no lifts to any platform at Peterborough be for.
      The New Layout at Peterborough station has seen: The old bay (platform1) removed. Platform 2 renumber as platform 1 and made longer. Platform 3 renumbered as platform 2 and also made longer. The all New Platform 3 is next to the up fast line, built on waste land. Platform 4 and 5 remain as they were, but hve been made a little longer. Platform 6 and 7 are an all new Island platform.  A new goods avioding line has also been built along side platform 7.
Most platforms are signaled both ways with new signals on someof the platforms.
Map of the old layout at Peterborough on the left and the the New layout  on the right.     Yellow for new Platforms
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