Railways around Peterborough and The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Platform 5 in 2016 ( page 1 of 5 )
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This Page is about platform 5 in 2016 at Peterborough railway station
Class 66s in Platform 5 in Febuary 2016
DRS class 66426 into platform 5 with one Greaterter Anglia Coach 25th Febuary 2016
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' 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 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
Page updated 27/2/2018