Freightliner class 66561 and class 66559 through platform 5 heading north light engines on 12th of March 2015
DB class 66184 at the south end of platform 5 in 2015
At the rear of a down train this DVT 82222 with a red Virgin logo only is in the south end of platform 5. The DVT is in about the same place as the class 66 above. Not many Virgin down trains used to use platform 5, but more are being to now.
Peterborough platform 5 in July 2015
Virgin East Coast class 91122 using platform 5 instead of platform 4 on the 7th of July 2015 and GBRf class 66725
GBRf class 66725 coming into platform 5 on the 7th of July in 2015
Platform 5 in October 2015
Virgin East Coast class 91111 "For the Fallen" coming into platform 5 at Peterborough on the 31st of October in 2015.
Virgin East Coast class 91111 "For the Fallen" in platform 5 on the same day.
Class 91111 now has a small Virgin sign instead of the old East Coast one.
EMUs ECS in Platform 5
Great Northern class 317 346 ECS waiting in platform 5 at Peterborough on the 31st of October in 2015 for a clear path across the ECML, so it could go over to the up slow near Spittel Bridge and then come back into platform 1 2 or 3 to pick up it passengers, and then head south for Kings Cross .
Great Northern class 321402 ECS also waiting in platform 5 at Peterborough on the 12th of Decmber in 2015 for a clear path across the ECML.
Great Northern class 365504 ECS also waiting in platform 5 at Peterborough on the 5th of December in 2015.
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.
Most Virgin East Coast down trains use platform four.
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.