The New Platform 7 in 2014
Cross Country class 170 in the new Platform 7 at Peterborough on the 21st February 2014
The footbridge after platform 7 above the 170 is not for public use and is used by train crews. The lift for platform 7 and 6 can be seen on the the right of the photo.
Cross Country class 170636 in platform 7 at Peterborough on the 13th February in 2014
The new goods avoiding line is along side the unit. I do not think it was yet in use at this time. Note there are no platform ramps and there is a fence with a locked gate on all the platforms ends at Peterborough now.
The New Platform 7 in March 2014
Cross Country class 170 107 in the new Platform 7 at Peterborough on the 6th March 2014 with a train to Birmingham New Street station.
GBRf class 66710 with a freight in the new Platform 7 at Peterborough on the 6th March 2014 not using the freight avoiding line to the right.
The part of the footbridge used by train crews is not yet finished
On Saturday 14 June 2014 LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 no 60009 Union of South Africa was in platform 7 with a train from Southend to York that was steam hauled between Cambridge and York.
The Peterborough hospital in the background has now been pulled down and houses are now were the trees are.
This Page is about the all new platform 7 in 2014. As part of the upgrade at Peterborough railway station. New lifts have been built for all platforms
Platform 7 is part of an all new Island platform. this was built were the goods loops were along side platform 5. This new Island platform has been given the platform numbers of 6 and 7. Cross Country and East Midland Trains will use these platforms with trains to and from the March line. ( some of these trains still use platforms 4 or 5 ) Both platforms 6 and 7 have no overhead wires and will be used for services like the Liverpool to Norwich and the Birmingham to Stanstead trains that run mostly on non-wired lines.
Freight trains also use this platform both ways.