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Goods avoiding line at Peterborough station in 2016

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GBRF class 66738
GBRF class 66738 in the goods avioding line next to platform 7 on 8th December 2016
 GBRF class 66775
GBRF class 66775 in the goods avioding line on 8th December 2016
Freightliner class 66098 and class 66547
Freightliner class 66098 and 66547 in the the goods avoiding line at Peterborough on the 8th of December 2016.
Freightliner class 66594 NYK Sprit of Kyoto
Freightliner class 66594 NYK Sprit of Kyoto in the the goods avoiding line at Peterborough 1st December 2016.
DB class 66053
DB class 66053 in the the goods in the avoiding line at Peterborough 4th June 2016
This Page is about the goods avoiding line .This line was put in as part of the upgrade at Peterborough railway station in 2014. As can be seen from this page trains can run both ways along this line, like most the other lines at Peterborough station.
Platform  6 and 7 the new Island platform were built, were the old goods loops were, along side platform 5, so the 2 goods avoiding lines had to be moved. Just one new avoiding line was built 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
Page updated 27/2/2018

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