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More new platforms open at Waverley

TWO new platforms for East Coast Main Line inter-city services opened for use at Edinburgh Waverley in March. 

Bay platforms 5 and 6 on the east side of the station have been extended to 275 metres to accommodate new 10-car Intercity Express Train (IET) sets due to be introduced later this year. 

A substantial crowd is waiting to board as LNER No. 91107 crawls along platform 5 towards the buffers after arrival from London King’s Cross on March 13. To the right, No. 220022 waits in platform 7 to work the 15.08 Edinburgh-Plymouth. IAN LOTHIAN

In their previous guise, the bay platforms were under-used or used for stabling. 

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