Class 180 Adelante 50911 on the down fast at Peterborough on 14 June 2008
Hull Trains had just starting to use these 180s in 2008. They are now being repainted in ther own colours . They now have five of these class 180s.
First Hull Trains run between Hull and Kings Cross they are an "open access" rail operator. They got access rights for 10 years in 2002. But this has now been extended to the year 2016.
These though fast lines were put in when the station was altered to get rid of the 20mph dogleg, that was in platform 2 at Peterborough station. Down trains though Peterborough also had no though fast line.
Trains not stopping at Peterborough station can now do 105mph though Peterborough, it was only 20mph be for though the dog leg in platform 2.
The Class 180 Adelante 50911 were built by Alistom in 2001 and 2002 at Washwood Heath in Birmingham. 14 train sets with 5 car per set were built for First Great Western. There were 287 seats per train. they have a top speed of 125mph.
Hull Trains 222101 at a signal on the down fast at Peterborough station in 2008.
This First Hull Trains class 222101 had been stopped at a signal on the down fast at Peterborough railway station.
Hull Trains class 170 395 on the up fast at Peterborough in 2004
Hull Trains used class 170s be for they got the class 222s Pioneers. This three car class 170 395 is on the up fast at Peterborough station in 2004. Hull trains now use class 180s.
Hull Trains do not stop at Peterborough station (they might like to) but use the fast lines though the middle of the station.
First Capital Connect (FCC) 365521 on the up fast at Peterborough running ECS to London. it has just come under Spittle bridge
This class 365 had come out the carriage sidings south of the station and then come under Crescent bridge and though platform 4. It had then crossed over to the up fast between Spittle and Westwood bridges. It then after the driver had changed ends, and went ECS south towards London.
GBRf class 66716 is on up fast at Peterborough railway station with a frieght though the station in 2004. This class GBRf class 66 is now named Willesden Traincare Centre.
GBRf was formed in 1999 and won its first contract in April 2000. GBRf was part of the First group, but Eurotunnel now owns GBRf . GBRailfreight has its depot workshops in New England on part of the site of the large steam MPD that was at New England in Peterborough.
Class 373 in GNER colours is on the up fast at Peterborough railway station
GNER had leased 3 of these sets of Regional Eurostar units from Eurostar. GNER ran them from York and Leeds to Kings Cross till 2005, when they were returned to Eurostar.
SNCF then used these sets in France on some of its TGV services in northern France. Today they are being cut up as they would cost more to upgrade than getting new stock.
These fast lines were put in when the station was altered around 1968 to get rid of the 20mph dogleg, that was in platform 2 at Peterborough station. Down trains though Peterborough also had no though fast line. Trains not stopping at Peterborough station can now do 105mph though Peterborough.Today the up fast has a platform on it numbered 3. trains not stopping at Peterborough still run fast past this platform.