Peckham Rye railway station
|Local authority||London Borough of Southwark|
|Number of platforms||4|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|– interchange||2.392 million|
|– interchange||2.557 million|
|– interchange||2.875 million|
|– interchange||2.708 million|
|– interchange||0.725 million|
|Original company||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
|1 December 1865||Opened|
|London transport portal|
Peckham Rye is a railway station in Peckham town centre, South London. It opened on 1 December 1865 for LC&DR trains and on 13 August 1866 for LB&SCR trains. It was designed by Charles Henry Driver (1832–1900), the architect of Abbey Mills and Crossness pumping stations, who also designed the grade II listed Denmark Hill and Battersea Park stations between here and London Victoria.
It is between Denmark Hill and Queens Road Peckham on the South London Line, between Denmark Hill and Nunhead on the Catford Loop Line, and between Queens Road Peckham and East Dulwich on the Portsmouth Line. It is in Travelcard Zone 2 and is 3 miles 36 chains (5.6 km) measured from London Bridge or 5 miles 13 chains (8.3 km) measured from London Victoria.
Peckham Rye at a railway crossroads is a key interchange, being served by Southeastern, Thameslink, Southern and London Overground services; trains go to Dartford, London Bridge, London Victoria, Highbury & Islington, London Blackfriars, Sevenoaks, West Croydon, Beckenham Junction, Clapham Junction, Caterham, Luton and Orpington.
Ticket gates were installed in May 2009 and during late 2010 the station was refurbished as part of a 'deep clean' by Southern. A former waiting room for platforms 2 and 3, bricked up for 55 years, was partially restored and temporarily re-opened with a permanent re-opening being planned.
Peckham Rye is planned to become a step-free station. The project was planned to be completed in 2021, but has been delayed to 2024. The step-free project, alongside a major station rebuild, is expected to request government funding in 2022, and if approved, construction will start in September 2023 and be completed in late Summer 2025.
The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:
- 2 tph to London Victoria
- 2 tph to London Blackfriars
- 4 tph to London Bridge
- 2 tph to Beckenham Junction via Crystal Palace
- 2 tph to Caterham via Norbury
- 2 tph to Sevenoaks via Swanley
- 2 tph to Dartford via Bexleyheath
- 4 tph to Clapham Junction
- 4 tph to Dalston Junction via Surrey Quays
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Greenwich Park branch line
Victoria to Dartford via Bexleyheath
towards Dalston Junction
|South London Line||
towards Clapham Junction
In popular culture
- "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Dendy Marshall "History of the Southern Railway"
- "Peckham Rye station's 'lost' waiting room to re-open after 50 years". BBC News. 16 June 2016.
- Step-free Access - Transport for London
- "Network Rail submits application for Peckham Rye station upgrade". ianVisits. 1 March 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
- Table 52, 173, 178, 195, 196, 200 National Rail timetable, December 2021
- "The Sweeney Ringer Filming & Locations". IMDb. Retrieved 11 August 2019.