Platform 5 in 2014
East Midland Trains class 158777 in platform 5 on the 21st of February in 2014
DB Class 66058 in platform 5 on the 6th March in 2014.
DB Class 66167 with a freight in platform 5 on the 21st of February 2014
A First Capital Connect class 365532 EMU in platform 5 29th March 2014.
This 365 EMU had come out of the First Capital Connect Crecent sidings ECS and was heading for the down slow near Westwood Bidge. It would then come back into platforms 1 or 2 to pick up its passengers and head for London.
This convoy of Heritage Diesels was in platform 5 with D1501 at the rear and then class 40 D355 both in British Railways green. Then Class 37324 is in BR blue and Class 56312 is leading.
This Convoy which was now starting from Peterborough station on Thursday the 22nd May 2014 was the re-scheduled 0Z40 Peterborough to Castleton Hopwood GF. The diesels in this convoy had been at the Nene valleys May 2014 Diesel Gala
on the 18/19 20th of May 2014, and were to leave the NVR and go on the Monday to Castleton Hopwood GF but the convoy got stopped in a siding near to the Peterborough station till this Thursday afternoon befor they could then head north .
GBRf Class 66745 "Modern Railways the first 50 years" in platform 5 at Peterborough station on the 14th of June 2014.
Class 66017 in platform 5 at Peterborough station light engine on the 6th of March 2014.
The new waiting rooms for platform 6 and 7 are on the left.
First Capital Connect Class 317 399 EMU in platform 5 at Peterborough station on the 14th of June in 2014.
Platform 5 at Peterborough station has kept its platform number. It now has a lift shared with platform 4. 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.
Platform 5 can be 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 5 both ways.
Some East Coast down trains also use platform 5.
Platform 5 is on the outer western edge of a island platform with on the eastern edge Platform 4. 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 5 and 4 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 platforms