PECKHAM RYE Peckham Rye’s historic neighbourhood benefits from being a conservation area and from its two open spaces – Peckham Rye Common and Peckham Rye Park to the south. Public realm improvements include recreating the public square in front of Peckham Rye Station. Southwark Council has committed funding from its capital programme for significant investment to recreate a public square in front of the impressive Victorian station in Rye Lane. Southwark will also fund environmental improvements and enhance the railway arches. This would create additional business space around the station, develop the local economy by providing opportunities for restaurants and bars and could also attract practitioners in the creative industries, who have long had a strong presence in Peckham. Rye Lane Station provides frequent rail services into London Bridge (10 minutes) and Victoria (17). From December 2012, the station will be part of London Underground’s network, via the East London Line. Top: The public square in front of Peckham Rye Station could be improved with secured funding from the council and the GLA. left: Peckham Rye Station provides a quick and frequent rail sevice into the centre of the city.
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