Peckham Rye railway station
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 1886 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 Victoria. It is between Denmark Hill and Queens Road Peckham on the Inner 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; trains go to Dartford, London Bridge, Victoria, Blackfriars, Sevenoaks, West Croydon and Beckenham Junction.

The typical week day off-peak frequency in trains per hour is:
  • 4 to London Victoria (2 call only at Denmark Hill and 2 call at all stations)
  • 2 to Blackfriars and destinations further north including St Pancras International via Denmark Hill (Monday to Saturday)
  • 2 to Beckenham Junction via Crystal Palace
  • 2 to West Croydon via Norbury
  • 6 to London Bridge
  • 2 to Sevenoaks via Bromley South and Swanley
  • 2 to Dartford via Lewisham and Bexleyheath (Monday to Saturday)

Transport links
London bus routes 12, 37, 63, 78, 197, 343, 363, P12 and night routes N63 and N343.

The station will be on the new line from Clapham Junction to Surrey Quays. This will be operated by London Overground. The service of four trains per hour will start in late 2012. It will end the London Bridge to Victoria service via Denmark Hill service as London Bridge will not have space for this service when it gets rebuilt due to the Thameslink Programme and Overground services use the train paths currently used by the South London Line between Old Kent Road Junction and Wandsworth Road. Passengers from this station are fortunate to not lose its direct service to Victoria but, at a reduced frequency due to Southeastern trains will only run there. Southern will continue to run its services to and from London Bridge but with a reduction from six trains per hour to four trains per hour at off peak times (6 trains per hour at peak times.) There is proposal for a two trains per hour service between Victoria and Bellingham so that stations on the South London Line don't lose their Victoria services and will give Peckham Rye two additional trains per hour to this destination. The proposal has been rejected by Government as unaffordable.

Ticket gates were installed in May 2009 and during late 2010 the station was refurbished as part of a 'deep clean' by Southern. This involved a significant repainting of the station updating etc

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.

Preceding station National Rail Following station Denmark Hill Southeastern Victoria - Dartford Sevenoaks - Bedford (via Swanley) Line - This service operates to Victoria at Evenings and Weekends Nunhead Denmark Hill Southern Inner South London Line Queen's Road Peckham East Dulwich Southern London Bridge to West Croydon and Beckenham Junction Under construction London Overground Denmark Hill towards Clapham Junction East London Line Queens Road Peckham towards Dalston Junction or Highbury & Islington


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