East Coast down train heading north in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 21st February 2014
Photo above taken from the then new platform 3
East Coast DVT 80213 at the rear of a down train in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 21st February 2014. The then new platform 3 is in the background
East Coast class 91109 Sir Bobby Robson coming into platform 4 at Peterborough station on a down train on the 21st of February in 2014.
GBRf class 66715 and class 66756 at the rear, head north towards Westwood Yard and the GBRf Peterborough depot light engines from platform 4 on the 21st February 2014.
East Coast HST power car 43251 at the rear of a down train in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 22nd of May in 2014
East Coast class 91131 in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 13th of February 2014. Photo taken from the foot path along side the Depot.
East Coast class 91107 SKYFALL 007 is in the new part of platform 4 (with the yellow line) at Peterborough station on a down train on the 29th March 2014.
Close up of the Skyfall name plate on 91107 in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 29th of March 2014.
Skyfall was the name of one of the latest James Bond films at this time.
Platform 4 in 2014
Platform four and 5 at Peterborough were built when the two fast lines were put in. Platform four started being used on the 25 June 1972 ready for when the new though lines opened on the 2nd May 1973.
Platform 4 at Peterborough station has kept its platform number. It now has a lift shared with platform 5. It has an extra bit of platform at the northern end. Both ends of the platform have lost there platform ramps and now have a fence with a gate.
Most of the Virgin East Coast down trains to Leeds and Scotland use platform four. Platform 4 can also used by both up and down Norwich Cambridge and Birmingham Nottingham and Liverpool trains. Most of these now use the new platforms 6 and 7. Freight and light engines also use platforms 4 both ways.
Platform Four is on the eastern edge of a island platform with Platform 5 is on the outer western edge. The buildings on this island platform are of the style of architecture prevalent in the 1960's and 1970's bland and and insipid. But clean and just about fit for there use.
Platforms 4 and 5 are linked to the main station by a long foot bridge over the two fast lines. This footbridge was made longer when the new lines went in.there is at long last a lift opened in 2014
There is also the old Post office bridge that was out of bounds in BR days, but was then used for many years for push chairs and the yellow mobility truck that carried wheelchairs and old people over the tracks who could not use the stairs. Peterborough station had no lifts, right to up till 2014! The bridge is still in use. This old Post office bridge now can be used by any passengers at the north end of the station.