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GBRf class 66719
 
The goods avoiding line at Peterborough on 18th February 2015. Photo taken from Spittle bridge with GBRf class 66719 on a freight waiting at the signal. The long lens has for-shorted the platforms.
 
 class 66035
 
The goods avoiding line at Peterborough station on 7th July in 2015 with class 66035 on a freight from Ely.
 
 Class 66250 on a freight in the goods avoiding line at Peterborough station
 
Class 66250 on a freight in the goods avoiding line at Peterborough station on 7th July in 2015 heading for Ely  .
 
The new goods avoiding line
 
This Page is about the new goods avoiding line . This has been put in as part of the upgrade at Peterborough railway station. trains can run both ways but must go or come from the March line.
 
Platform  6 and 7 the new Island platform was built, were the goods loops were,  along side platform 5, so the goods avoiding lines had to be moved.
 
This one new line is along side the new platform 7.
 
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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 some 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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