Peckham Rye railway station
Location of Peckham Rye in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Southwark|
|Number of platforms||4|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
|1 December 1865||Opened|
|Lists of stations|
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Peckham Rye railway station is a station on Rye Lane in the centre of the shopping district of Peckham in 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 Catford Loop services, and between Queens Road Peckham and East Dulwich on the Sutton and Mole Valley Line. It is in Travelcard Zone 2.
Peckham Rye at a railway crossroads is a key interchange, being served by East London Line, Thameslink and Sutton & Mole Valley services; trains go to Dartford, London Bridge, London Victoria, Highbury & Islington, London Blackfriars, Sevenoaks, West Croydon, Beckenham Junction and Clapham Junction.
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 over 40 years was partially restored and temporarily re-opened with a possible permanent re-opening being planned.
Peckham Rye was planned to become a step-free station and the project will be completed in 2019.
The typical weekday off-peak frequency in trains per hour (tph) is:
- 2 tph to London Victoria
- 2 tph to West Hampstead Thameslink (London Blackfriars late evening and weekends)
- 2 tph to Beckenham Junction via Crystal Palace
- 2 tph to West Croydon via Norbury
- 4 tph to London Bridge
- 2 tph to Sevenoaks via Catford and Bromley South
- 2 tph to Dartford via Lewisham and Bexleyheath
- 4 tph to Clapham Junction via Clapham High Street
- 4 tph to Highbury & Islington via Surrey Quays, Canada Water and Shoreditch High Street
In popular culture
In the first episode of The Sweeney, "Ringer", the station's platforms, steps, and entrance were filmed for Regan and Carter's chase on foot of Billy who had stolen Regan's girlfriend's car.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Dendy Marshall "History of the Southern Railway"
- Step-free Access - Transport for London
A Class 365 EMU at Peckham Rye
A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Peckham Rye railway station.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Victoria - Dartford
|Queens Road Peckham||Southern
London Bridge to West Croydon
and Beckenham Junction
towards Highbury & Islington
|East London Line||
towards Clapham Junction