Department for Transport commits one million to Peckham Rye Station redevelopment plans

Katherine Johnston (03 July, 2020)

The station is blighted by overcrowding

20601People queuing outside Peckham Rye station, before the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo credit: Craig Thomas.

The Department for Transport has given one million in funding to Network Rail to move ahead with plans to redevelop Peckham Rye Station. 

Currently the Rye Lane station is the busiest in the country without step-free access for buggies, wheelchairs, or travellers with heavy cases and lacks disabled toilets.

Network Rail’s lead development manager, Andrew Wood, said: “Passenger numbers today have outgrown the original design, platforms and passageways being too narrow, leading to overcrowding at peak times.

“We want to make the station accessible to all passengers, improve the overall journey experience, make the station safer and provide capacity for long-term growth.

“We are committed to working closely with train operators, rail passengers, Southwark Council, the Arch Company and the local community to take these proposals forward.

“Over the next fifteen months we will be holding online workshops to involve interested parties in crafting the designs.”

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