Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
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Platform 4 in 2015
7th July 2015
Virgin East Coast HST with power car 43290 leading coming into platform 4 at Peterborough station on the 7th of July 2015.
Virgin East Coast Class 91115 "Blaydon Races" coming into platform 4 at Peterborough on the 7th of July 2015.
Platform 4 on 26th of September 2015
Virgin East Coast class 91112 in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 26th of September 2015.
Virgin East Coast Class 91101 in Flying Scotsman colours coming into platform 4 at Peterborough on the 26th of September in 2015. There was no Virgin or East Coast logos on this 91 at this time. It has since been repainted, still in Flying Scotsman and now with a cast nameplate.
Virgin East Coast class 91128 in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 26th of September 2015.
This class 91 has had just the Virgin red logos added to its sides while it waits for a full paint job. It would soon need yet another one in 2018 from Virgin to to LNER
"The White Rose"
Duchess of Sutherland coming into platform 4 at Peterborough on Saturday the 31st of October in 2015 with "The White Rose". (Even if it has a Royal Scot headbord) to York from Kings Cross in London.
Duchess of Sutherland in platform 4 at Peterborough on 31st of October in 2015 just about to leave for York.
Virgin East Coast HST power car 43295 at the rear of a down train in platform 4 at Peterborough also on the 31st of October in 2015.
Great Northern class 365525 in platform 4 at Peterborough on Saturday the 31st October in 2015. The train had just come from Kings Cross and had just termenated, and many passengers had left the train about 4 mins ago. The driver has gone to the other end of the train and will head for the Nene carrage siding ECS when he gets the signal.
Virgin East Coast class 91104 in platform 4 at Peterborough on the 11th of November in 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
Page updated 10/1/2019