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Timetables and travel
Our Railway's Future
Railway upgrade projects
Railway Communications System
Access for All
Reducing track noise
Stations improvement programme
York operating centre
High speed rail
Upgrading stations in South Wales
East West Rail
Heathrow rail link
Southampton to Nuneaton freight upgrade
Modernising the South Wales railway
North West electrification
Edinburgh Waverley station
Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace
Stafford - Crewe
Wessex Capacity Improvment Programme
Birmingham New Street station
Gogar rail interchange
London Overground lines
Manchester Victoria station
North Lincolnshire resignalling
Ely - Soham
Great Northern Great Eastern
King's Cross station
Tinsley Chord Tram Train
West Coast Main Line
East Coast Main Line
Lincoln level crossings
Midland Main Line
Nuneaton north chord
Redditch branch line
Manchester to Preston electrification
We've added and extended platforms so more trains can run, with more carriages and faster journeys, and improved facilities at the station
Peterborough station is a vital railway interchange for local commuter services and long-distance train services covering all points of the compass. As well as being an important local station, it’s one of the main stops on the East Coast Mainline.
In 2014 we completed a £43m improvement project to improve services from and through the station. It included building two new platforms just for cross-country east-west services, to separate them from north-south services and so reduce disruption in the area. We’ve also built a new platform for future London-bound high-speed services from Peterborough.
In addition to introducing three new platforms and improving signalling, we’ve lengthened platforms 2, 3, 4 and 5. The station can now accommodate more trains and longer, 12-carriage trains – which means more seats for passengers.
The station upgrades will lead to better services for passengers, with more trains to different destinations, fewer delays, and faster journey times to come in the future. They will also help to create the extra capacity needed to meet the predicted doubling in passenger numbers on services to London over the next 25 years.
To help increase rail freight capacity between the port of Felixstowe, the Midlands and beyond, we has upgraded the track layout to the west of the station to allow for longer freight trains carrying larger volumes.
We’ve rebuilt the station building to create a brighter, more spacious environment for passengers, and installed new footbridges and lifts for step-free access.
Peterborough - artists impression 1
Peterborough - artists impression 2
Peterborough - artists impression 3