DRS class 20309 and DRS class 20308 in platform 4 at Peterborough station on 5th March in 2011.
This train was a Pathfinder tour from Crewe to Norwich on Saturday the 5th of March in 2011. There was only a short stop at Peterborough and the train was soon off again
DRS class 37667 was at the rear of the Pathfinder tour on 5th March 2011.
This class 37 was on the rear of the train. The train made a very smart exit from platform four at Peterborough station as it headed for March and Ely. The 37 would take over as the train engine at Ely for the part of that part of the journey to Norwich.
HSTs in platform 4 in 2011
East Coast HST 43320 at the rear of a train in platform 4 on the 14th of April 2011
East Midland Trains HST 43076 power car was on hire to East Coast and is heading for platform 4 on the 14th of April 2011
East Midlands HST 43054 at the rear of train on hire in platform 4 on the 14th of April 2011
East Coast HST 43315 on the 14 of April 2011
East Midlands Trains HST 43050 at the rear of a train in platform 4 on the 2nd of September 2011
Platform four started being used on the 25 June 1972 ready for when the new though lines opened on the 2nd May 1973. Most ECML down trains to Leeds and Scotland use platform four
Platform 4 was and still is used by up and down Norwich Cambridge and Birmingham Nottingham and Liverpool trains.
Freight and passenger trains and light engines can also use platforms 4 both ways.
Platform Four is on the eastern edge of a island platform with Platform 5 is on the outer western edge.
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.
These two platforms 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 with platform 6 and 7 were put in,in 2014.
There is also a Post office bridge that was out of bounds in BR days, but is now used for push chairs and the yellow mobility truck that carries wheelchairs and old people over who can't use the stairs, as Peterborough station still had no lifts, right to up till 2014!.
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