Southern Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Train from London Bridge to Peckham Rye
I had wanted to go to Peckham Rye to catch the new TfL ‘Future Bus’ operating on Abellio London Bus Route 63. After lunch at Borough Market, I headed to London Bridge Railway Station to catch the Southern train to Peckham Rye.
London Bridge is not falling down, as seen by this modern station attached to The Shard.
Heading into London Bridge Railway Station.
As with all National Rail stations, check the platform where your train is departing from.
The next train to Peckham Rye for me was departing in 10 minutes.
Despite not being operated by Transport for London (TfL), Peckham Rye is within the London fare zones system managed by TfL. As such, TfL London fare zones fares apply and I can just tap my Oyster Card in through the gate line.
Heading to Platform 15 to catch my train to Peckham Rye.
My was operated by 2 British Rail Class 455/8 4-car sets, forming an 8-car train.
The interior of Southern’s Class 455/8 train.
There is no air-conditioning on board the Class 455/8, with ventilation provided by hopper windows.
Wheelchair spaces are available on board, though a member of staff will have to come round to bring a portable ramp for boarding and alighting.
The front view of my train to Peckham Rye.
Departing from London Bridge Railway Station.
Heading on the undecuple-tracked section after London Bridge (11 parallel tracks).
Splitting off the main core line at Spa Road Junction.
Passing by South Bermondsey Junction.
South Bermondsey Railway Station
Making a brief stop at South Bermondsey Railway Station.
Queens Road Peckham Railway Station
Making a brief stop at Queens Road Peckham Railway Station.
Peckham Rye Railway Station
The journey from London Bridge to Peckham Rye takes 13 minutes.
This train will continue on to Caterham via East Croydon.
Heading down to the station exit.
From here, I walked around Peckham Rye for a bit before catching Abellio London Bus Route 63 back to the city.