Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Platform 5 2018 (3)
Peterborough platform 5 in 2018
GBRf class 66717 'Good Old Boy' in platform 5 on the 4th of July 2018
East Midland Trains class 156401 coming into platform 5 on the 4th of July 2018
Grand Central class 180 in platform 5 at Peterborough on the 4th of July 2018 .
Grand Central trains do not stop at Peterborough. The passengers on this train had to detrain and walk to platform 1 and use a Thames Link service for the rest of there trip to London.
Later the train headed back north with no passengers. There must have been a falt with this class180.
DB class 66164 into platform 5 on the 4th of July 2018
DB class 661039 also into platform 5 on the 4th of July 2018
Driver waiting to make a crewe change for GBRf class 66712 'Sir Sam Fay - Great Central' Railway in platform 5 at Peterborough on the 4th July 2018
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 used platform four but some used platform 5. LNER has now took over from the 24th of July 2018.
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 shared with platform 4 .
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