Peterborough Railway Station - Station Road, Peterborough, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 52° 34.486 W 000° 14.992
30U E 686351 N 5828521
Quick Description: Peterborough railway station is a mainline station that handles services operated by numerous train operators. The station is on the west side of Peterborough town centre where the tracks run in a north/south direction.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/24/2022 8:12:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM16BNA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:

Wikipedia has an article about Peterborough railway station that advises:

Peterborough railway station serves the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. It is 76 miles 29 chains (122.9 km) down the East Coast Main Line from London King's Cross. The station is a major interchange serving both the north–south ECML, as well as long-distance and local east–west services. The station is managed by London North Eastern Railway. Ticket gates came into use at the station in 2012.

There have been a number of railway stations in Peterborough: Peterborough East (1845–1966), the current station which opened in 1850 (previously known by various names including Peterborough North); and briefly Peterborough Crescent (1858–1866).

Peterborough was the site of the first mast to be installed as part of the ECML electrification project, which is located behind platform 1.

The station has a concourse and ticket office area which was internally redesigned and reopened in mid-2012. The concourse features both a newsagents and a cafe. For general assistance there is a customer information point located on platform 1 by the concourse, as well as customer service offices on platform 5 and near the toilets on platform 2. All platforms are accessible by means of a passenger footbridge with lifts and also by a ramp bridge at the north end of the station.

There is on site car parking. Within a few minutes walk is Peterborough city centre, and the Queensgate shopping centre. As of March 2013, there is an automated cycle hire scheme outside the south end of the station building.

There are regular services to and from London King's Cross, operated by London North Eastern Railway and by Great Northern. Southbound EC services run either non-stop to the capital or call only at Stevenage: northbound destinations include Edinburgh Waverley , Glasgow Central, Leeds, Lincoln Central, and Newcastle (though many Scottish services now run non-stop from London to York).

Great Northern trains start and terminate at Peterborough (twice each hour with peak period extras Mon-Sat) and serve the intermediate stations southwards. This has now become a Thameslink service largely to and from Horsham.

CrossCountry regional services run hourly between Birmingham via Leicester and Cambridge.

East Midlands Railway are also hourly, between Norwich and Liverpool via Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly. EMR also operate local services to Spalding, Sleaford and Lincoln on an approximately hourly frequency (though morning peak and evening services only run as far as Spalding).

Greater Anglia operate a two-hourly service to Ipswich via Ely and Bury St Edmunds.

Sunday services run less frequently on the ECML, but on similar frequencies on the regional routes other than the Spalding Line, which has no service.

Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink, Great Northern, Cross Country, East Midlands Railway and Greater Anglia

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed

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