Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Platform 5 2016 (2)
Platform 5 in 2016 ( page 2 )
'CATHEDRALS EXPRESS' & 'THE YORK YULETIDE EXPRESS'
'CATHEDRALS EXPRESS' with 46233 Duchess of Sutherland into platform 5 on the 1st of December 2016
This 'CATHEDRALS EXPRESS' on the 1st of December 2016 was Steam hauled by Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland from London Kings Cross to Lincoln and return
46233 Duchess of Surtherland in platform 5 on the 1st of December 2016
446233 Duchess of Surtherland was to be back in Peterborough on the 8th of December 2016 (below)
'THE YORK YULETIDE EXPRESS'
West Coast class 57 into platform 5 on the 8th of December 2016 with the 'THE YORK YULETIDE EXPRESS'
'THE YORK YULETIDE EXPRESS' was from Norwich to York on the 8th of December 2016. It was to be Steam hauled from Norwich to York but was steam hauled only between Peterborough and York only due to gauging issues. LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland was waiting in Westwood Yard and after the diesel had been removed it backed onto it train
46233 Ducess of Surtherland with it surport coach into platform 5 the 8th of December 2016
446233 Ducess of Surtherland in platform 5 also on the 8th of December 2016
Virgin East Coast HST 43307 in platform 5 on the 19th May 2016
Great Northern Class 321404 in platform 5 ECS on the 13th August 2016
DB class 67029 Royal Diamond in platform 5 on the 1st of December 2016
Virgin East Coast Class 91117 coming into platform 5 on the 8th of December 2016
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 (now LNER) 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 13/5/2020