Platform 1 (Bay)
The Bay platform at Peterborough Railway station
The bay platform no.1 from the station building on platform 2 with the buildings for the car park upgrade on the 4th April 2012
On Tuesday 13th December 2011 Network Rail announced a 43 million pound upgrade of Peterborough railway station starting in April 2012 and to be completed by December 2013. (work was still ongoing in Febuary 2014 but most of the work was done)
The bay platform 1 from platform 2 at the Crescent bridge end in March 2012
The old Platform 2 which is to the left in the photo above is to be renumbered as the NEW Platform 1 . This will be then used for the new 12 coach Thameslink servies to South London and Gatwick Airport.The old Platform1 the up bay platform and is to be removed (Filled in?), to make what was the old platform 2 to be made longer at its south end.
First Capital Connect 312408 in platform 1 on a damp day in April 2012
First Capital Connect 317 347 in platform 1 on the right and First Capital Connect 365507 in platform 2 on the left.
WAGN class 317 339 in platform 1 on the 26th of March 2005.
The bay platform at Peterborough railway station when it was then called Peterborough North, was little used in the 1970s and 80s for passenger trains. It was used mainly for parcels.
There were two other sidings befor 1968 to the right of platform one of which was a siding. The other was a parcel and goods platform used for mail and sometimes circus trains.
The siding and parcel platform were removed leaving just platform 1. The space was used to make the car park a little bit bigger. (Were the car is in photo above.)
In the 1970s and 1980s platform Post Office TPOs and other Mail coaches were often parked in the bay during the day .
First Capital Connect (FCC) and West Anglia Great Northern (WAGN) be for them, used this the bay platform for there four car EMUs to London Kings Cross. Using platform 1 saves passengers having to use the footbridge to get over to platform 3 and keeps the though lines platforms open.
The bay Platform is now too short for todays longer 12 car trains. Platform 3 has been the the main platform for EMUs. Platforms 2 or 4 are also often used in the rush hour and or off peak.
This platform had its track removed in late 2013 when the station was being altered and so was never used by the new GREAT NORTHERN services which have took over from First Capital Connect.
WAGN class 365508 in platform 1 in 2005
WAGN Class 365536 in platform one in 2003
Note that only the other side platform is used. the doors only opening that side. A wire fence has now been added along this side. I am standing in the car park which I had paid over the odds to use. But the car park was always full in the week, be for more car parking was added.
WAGN or West Anglia Great Northern to give its full title was the train operating company that from 1994 till 2006 ran the Great Northern local services and commuter services as well as trains from Kings Lynn and Cambridge to London.
Most of the Great Northern local services and commuter services from Peterborough to Kings Cross were and still are run with the 365s EMUs.
WAGN did not do a full repaint on the 365s or any painting on these EMUs. In fact looking at the photo above there is little to show that its a WAGN train.
Note the Peterborough station sign is for platform 2 and is blank on this side.
First Capital Connect took over from WAGN. First Capital Connect is used the same class 365s but it repainted them and also its used class 317 EMUs and 312s .
First Capital Connect 365538 on 5th March 2011 in the bay Platform 1
On Tuesday 13th December 2011 Network Rail announced a 43 million pound upgrade of Peterborough railway station starting in April 2012 and to be completed by December 2013. There is still some work going on in Febuary 2014
The old Platform 2 which is to the left in the photo above has been renumbered as the NEW Platform 1 . This will be then used for the new 12 coach Thameslink servies to South London and Gatwick Airport. The old Platform 1 the up bay platform and has been now been removed. This was to make what was the old platform 2 longer, now called platform number one