We are working with partners to develop designs for a fully accessible station with more capacity and better facilities for passengers.
In June 2020, we received £1m from the Department for Transport to develop designs to improve the station for passengers.
Currently, Peckham Rye is the busiest interchange station in the entire country without step free access to platforms or accessible facilities for passengers.
The station is also not designed for the current number of passengers using it today. Platforms, passageway and gate lines are too narrow, leading to overcrowding at peaks times.
We are currently developing designs for which would aim to:
- Provide new lifts to all platforms and accessible toilets
- Wider platforms, larger passageways, new lifts and staircases
- Larger gate lines and entrances
- Improved integration with the surrounding public realm, including better access into the station
- New accessible toilets
- New lifts at the station, making all platforms accessible for parents with buggies, people with shopping and those with mobility issues
Increased train and passenger capacity
- Wider platforms, larger passageways, lifts, new staircases, larger gate lines and entrances would increase capacity for passengers and allow more trains to stop at the station in the future.
Improved integration with local public realm
- The project will consider how the station integrates with the surrounding public realm, particularly the new Station Square, providing better access into the station.
The project aims to produce and agree a single option design by September 2021. In the months ahead we will be engaging with stakeholders and people from the local community, to seek their views on the future design of the station .
For more information, call our National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or contact us on Twitter @NetworkRailSE.