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Peckham Rye railway station

Peckham Rye railway station is 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.

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Peckham Rye is located in Greater London
Peckham Rye
Peckham Rye
Location of Peckham Rye in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Southwark
Managed bySouthern
Station codePMR
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms4
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 4.665 million[1]
2014–15Increase 5.074 million[1]
– interchange 2.934 million[1]
2015–16Increase 7.520 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 2.566 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 7.464 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 2.392 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 7.333 million[1]
– interchange Increase 2.557 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyLondon, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Key dates
1 December 1865Opened
Other information
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WGS8451°28′12″N 0°04′08″W / 51.46989°N 0.06886°W / 51.46989; -0.06886Coordinates: 51°28′12″N 0°04′08″W / 51.46989°N 0.06886°W / 51.46989; -0.06886
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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 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 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 improvementsEdit


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.[3]

Future improvementsEdit

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


The May 2018 Monday to Saturday off-peak service in trains per hour 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 cultureEdit

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.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Dendy Marshall "History of the Southern Railway"
  3. ^ "Peckham Rye station's 'lost' waiting room to re-open after 50 years". BBC News. 16 June 2016.
  4. ^ Step-free Access - Transport for London
  5. ^ "The Sweeney Ringer Filming & Locations". IMDB. Retrieved 11 August 2019.

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