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Class 66s in Platform 5 in Febuary 2016
 
 
 DRS class 66426
 
DRS class 66426 into platform 5 with one Greaterter Anglia Coach 25th Febuary 2016
 
DB Class 66013 in platform 5a
 
DB Class 66013 in platform 5a on th 25/2/2016. The low winter sun is shining off the dirty windows.
 
GBRf class 66721 'Harry Beck'
 
GBRf class 66721 'Harry Beck' in platform 5 also on the 25th of Febuary 2016.
 
Harry Beck who designed the London Tube map in 1933. Todays tube maps still follow the same type of layout even with new lines being added.
 
Platform 5
 
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 Virgin East Coast down trains also 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
 
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Some of the platforms numbers changed in 2014
 
At long last Peterborough railway station has some, New platforms. These were needed for when it all goes pear shape, there are just not enough platforms to go round. Even with all going well trains often had to wait for a platform on the river Nene railway bridge.
      On Tuesday 13th December 2011 Network Rail announced a 43 million pound upgrade of Peterborough railway station starting in April 2012 and to be completed by December 2013. ( There was still ongoing work  in Feruary 214 and it was to be April 2014 be for it was all done)
This work has now increased the numer of platforms to 7 and includes new lifts to each platform. There were no lifts to any platform at Peterborough be for.
      The New Layout at Peterborough station has seen: The old bay (platform1) removed. Platform 2 renumber as platform 1 and made longer. Platform 3 renumbered as platform 2 and also made longer. The all New Platform 3 is next to the up fast line, built on waste land. Platform 4 and 5 remain as they were, but hve been made a little longer. Platform 6 and 7 are an all new Island platform.  A new goods avioding line has also been built along side platform 7.
Most platforms are signaled both ways with new signals on some platforms.
Map of the old layout at Peterborough on the left and the the New layout  on the right.     Yellow for new Platforms
 
Page updated 27/2/2018
 
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