Peckham Rye railway station

Peckham Rye railway station

Peckham Rye
Peckham Rye is located in Greater London
Peckham Rye
Location of Peckham Rye in Greater London
Location Peckham
Local authority London Borough of Southwark
Managed by Southern
Station code PMR
DfT category D
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 2.571 million[1]
2009–10 2.646 million[1]
2010–11 2.987 million[1]
2011–12 3.272 million[1]
2012–13 3.670 million[1]
2013–14 4.665 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Key dates
1 December 1865 Opened
Other information
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External links
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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.[2] 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.


  • Station improvements 1
    • Refurbishment 1.1
    • Future improvements 1.2
  • Services 2
  • Connections 3
  • In popular culture 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Station improvements


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.[3]

Future improvements

Peckham Rye was planned to become a step-free station and the project will be completed in 2019.[4]


The typical weekday off-peak frequency in trains per hour (tph) is:


London Buses routes 12, 37, 63, 78, 197, 343, 363, P12 and P13 and night routes N63 and N343 serve the station; some via the bus station.

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.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics.   Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Dendy Marshall "History of the Southern Railway"
  3. ^
  4. ^ Step-free Access - Transport for London

External links

  • Train times and station information for Peckham Rye railway station from National Rail
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Nunhead   Thameslink
Sevenoaks Line
  Denmark Hill
Victoria - Dartford
Queens Road Peckham   Southern
London Bridge to West Croydon
and Beckenham Junction
  East Dulwich
London Overground
East London Line
towards Clapham Junction