Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Platform 4 2015 (1)
Platform 4 in 2015
This East Midlands Train HST set was on hire to Virgin East Coast with power car 43060 at the northern end of platform 4 at Peterborough on the 12th of March 2015.
Virgin East Coast class 91106 in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 12th of March 2015.
Virgin East Coast class 91105 in the then new Virgin East Coast Colours colours in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 12th of March 2015.
Virgin East Coast HST power car 43 308 "Highland Chieftain" in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 12th of March 2015.
Virgin East Coast class 91111 "For the Fallen" in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 12th of March 2015
Class 91111 "For the Fallen" showing the red poppies and namplate in platform 4 at Peterborough.
This class 91111 was named "For the Fallen" at Kings Cross station on the 7th of November in 2014 by Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin, 100 years since the 1st World War had started in 1914.
It is hoped that this class 91 locomotive together with this design will be the class 91 that is saved at the NRM.
DB class 66206 on the empty Scunthorpe steel train in platform 4 at Peterborough station on the 12th of March 2015.
East Midland Trains class 158 846 coming into platform 4 at Peterborough station on the 12th of March 2015 with a Norwich train. The new bit of platform and fence added at the north end of the platform 4 can be seen in this photo.
A Virgin East Coast DVT 82214 which was still in its East Coast Colours at the rear of a down train in platform 4 at Peterborough in the 12th of March 2015.
Platform four and 5 at Peterborough were built when the two fast lines were put in. Platform four started being used on the 25th 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 that 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