Peckham Rye London Overground National Rail
Peckham Rye stn entrance.JPG
Peckham Rye Station main entrance
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
2017–18Decrease 7.333 million[1]
– interchange Increase 2.557 million[1]
2018–19Decrease 7.295 million[1]
– interchange Increase 2.875 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 6.985 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 2.708 million[1]
2020–21Decrease 2.029 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 0.725 million[1]
2021–22Increase 4.440 million[1]
– interchange Increase 1.491 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyLondon, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Key dates
1 December 1865Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°28′12″N 0°04′08″W / 51.46989°N 0.06886°W / 51.46989; -0.06886
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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.[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.

Layout and routes

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 is a major interchange served by four different routes. Its platforms are on two separate viaducts with a single ticket hall at ground level. Platforms 1 and 2 are on the south viaduct and served by Southern services (London Bridge via Tulse Hill to Beckenham Junction and East Croydon), and London Overground services (Clapham Junction to Dalston Junction). Platforms 3 and 4 are on the north viaduct and served by Thameslink (Blackfriars to Sevenoaks) and Southeastern (Victoria to Dartford).

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 55 years, was partially restored and temporarily re-opened with a permanent re-opening being planned.[3]

Future improvements

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.[4] 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.[5]


Services at Peckham Rye are operated by Southeastern, Southern, Thameslink and London Overground.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[6]

Services are operated using a mixture of rolling stock including Class 376, 377, 378, 465, 466 and 700 EMUs.

Preceding station
National Rail
National Rail
Following station
Preceding station Overground roundel (no text).svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground Following station
Queens Road Peckham South London line Denmark Hill


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.[7]

It is shown in the introduction of the Channel 4 show "Desmond's".


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Estimates of station usage". 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. ^ "Network Rail submits application for Peckham Rye station upgrade". ianVisits. 1 March 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  6. ^ Table 52, 173, 178, 195, 196, 200 National Rail timetable, December 2021
  7. ^ "The Sweeney Ringer Filming & Locations". IMDb. Retrieved 11 August 2019.