Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Peterborough platform 5 in 2017
Freightliner class 66531 into platform 5 29th of April 2017
DB class 66059 in platform 5 on the 27th of April 2017
East Midland Trains class 158774 in platform 5 23rd of March 2017
DB class 66183 in platform 5 23rd of March 2017
GBRf class 66766 into platform 5 on the 23rd of March 2017
Freightliner Class 66620 with a freight into platform 5 on the 24th of October 2017
DB class 66085 into platform 5 on the 6th of December 2017
Virgin East Coast HST power car 43308 in platform 5 on the 6th of December 2017
Freightliner class 66510 into platform 5 on the 6th of December 2017
A4 60009 Union of South Africa is in platform 5b with the stock which had come from London by West Coast class 57314
. This ECS was taken into Westwood Yard were the A4, which had come from York was waiting. The locomotive and the ECS were for the steam charter from Norwich to York via Peterborough. This charter on the next day was to be delayed in Peterborough for about an hour due to a class 180's diesel engine failing big time at Helpston on the ECML.
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 10/1/2019