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Peterborough to March

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2014 - till today.
2000 to 2013.
1970s to 1999.
Some of the platforms numbers changed in 2014
Peterborough on this site is in now in three parts BR 1970 to 1999 and 2000 till 2014 and 2014 till today
Peterborough to March Railway line
 158770 comes off the Peterborough to March line into platform 5 at Peterborough station
Class 158770 comes off the Peterborough to March line into platform 5 at Peterborough station.
The Peterborough to March railway line is a part of the ex Great Eastern line which runs From Ely to Peterborough.
The Peterborough to March railway line is one of the main east to west railway lines from the Midlands into East Anglia. Peterborough is a major passenger interchange station . Platforms 5 and 4 are used (signalled for both ways) for Birmingham to Cambridge and Standstead airport and Norwich to Liverpool trains and Peterborough to Ipswich Trains for more on these two platforms click on
Two new platforms at Peterborough were added in 2014 with the numbers 6 and 7, as the number of trains using the Peterborough station is incressing. This will help if a train is held in a platform for any time as there was no spare platforms befor
There is a fair amout of freight on this line with a lot of Intermodal container trains from the Port of Felixstowe. There is also aggregates for construction, and to the Network Rail Depot at March.
This part of the web site has been set out from Peterborough to March. Both Peterborough and March have there own pages on this site.
A pair of class 25s come from the bridge over the river Nene past what is now Great Notherns EMU sidings
A pair of class 25s come from the bridge over the river Nene past what is now Great Nothern's EMU sidings, then used for carriges, into Peterborough station.
A short trip along the Peterborough March railway line
From the Peterborough the line starts from platform 4 or 5 or now the new platform 6 and 7. From the south end of Peterborough Station we go under the large Crescent road Bridge. The line then runs past what is now the Great Northern EMU sidings and then over the curved steel bridge over the River Nene next to the Nene Valleys Railway station at Peterborough. There was a coal fired power station here but is now a supermarket and shops and flats.
The line goes under the ECML and past the Fair Meadow Car Park. This is were the LNWR line From Northampton and Rugby which the NVR now uses part of, joined this line.
Be for the Peterborough road and river bridge was built there was a level crossing here. This was just be for were the road bridge is now.
The Great Eastern and LNWR used to have their own station here called Peterborough East. This was Peterborough's 2nd station. This station served the LNWR line to Northampton and the line to Rugby now used by the Nene Valley Railway as far as Wansford
The Peterborough United football ground is to the right. There were sidings and a engine shed on the left which still stands but is in a poor state. The NVR turntable at Wansford came from here, which was put in the late 1950s and has now seen more use at the NVR than it did there.
Class 47 over the River Nene in the late 1970s when Peterborough Power station was still in place
A Class 47 going over the River Nene in the late 1970s when Peterborough Power station was still in place. This power station is now gone replaced by 'The River Gate Shopping Centre' and Flats. There is now a footbridge this side of the Bridge which is now used by Rail World.
After going under the ECML and the town road bridge the line goes by the site of the East station  it then goes under the Perkins Parkway road bridge which is only about 30 years old I think. It then goes over the Black Bridge river bridge.
The line then heads out to Kings Dyke which is just outside Peterborough. On the to way to Whittlesea we see the only brick works left ,around Peterborough, that are along this part of the line. There are now no rail sidings left as all the bricks now go by road.
Whittlesea has the only station between Peterborough and March which is a small basic station. The line then goes on to Turves a small village in the fens with just a signal box and a few houses. It is then to on to March this part of the line is in wide open flat fens, as is the next part of the line from March to Ely.
For more details see the links to pages on the Peterborough March column on the top right
March has it own pages and to see pages on this line in March


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About Peterborough


The ECML at Crown Lakes Country Park    In the Peterborough BR part use Farcet when some of the brick yards here were still open and Delticswere in use

Mainline steam at Peterborough

The Peterborough to March Line

 south of Peterborough station

Peterborough Station

Platform 1 Peterborough station

 Platform 2 at Peterborough station

Platform 3 Peterborough station

Platform 4 at Peterborough station

Platform 5 at Peterborough station

The fast lines at Peterborough station

Freight loops next to the station at Peterborough

Locomotive depot near the station at Peterborough

Just to north of Peterborough station

Westwood Yard and The mainlines

ECML  and the Stamford line at Werrington

 Helpston and Lolham   2000 till 2013

  Peterborough Power Box

  About Peterborough

Peterborough BR

Peterborough 2014-today

Nene Valley Railway


About Peterborough

 Yaxley in BR days

Farcet in BR days

The now closed Flyash line at Fletton Peterborough

Fletton in BR days

 Just to the south of Peterborough station in  BR days

Peterborough to March line in BR days  in Peterborough

About The Peterborough to March railway line

The River Nene bridges at Peterborough near to the NVR station

The  Peterborough to March line goes under the ECML at the Fair meadow Car Park

Peterborough East Station was here

This bridge at Peterborough was made of wood now replced by a concrete bridge


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