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Built in 1850, Peterborough station was largely responsible for transforming the East England city from a quaint market town into an industrial hub; the walls that traverse the leafy streets outside of the station are a testament to the city's brickmaking legacy, which remains one of the main local industries to this day.

Queensgate shopping centre is only a two-minute walk from the station, as is the 12th-century Norman Cathedral, the burial site of Henry VIII's first wife. Peterborough station's current rival can be found on the other side of town, but over the years, there have been a number of railway stations in the city.

Peterborough East preceded the main station by five years but closed in 1966, and the short-lived Peterborough Crescent lasted only eight years between 1858 and 1866. The Nene Valley Railway offers 15-mile round trips on historic steam locomotives sourced from around the globe including, until recently, a full-scale version of Thomas the Tank Engine.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:45:00 until 21:00:00
  • Saturday open from 05:45:00 until 21:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:05:00 until 21:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Steps and lifts are available for access to all 7 platforms. Ticket Office and Car Park are step free. Peterborough has a RNIB Map for All located outside the main entrance to the right of the doors.
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on Platform 1 and between Platforms 4 and 5. The National key toilets are located on Platforms1 ; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from the Customer Services Office on Platform 1.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Assistance meeting point is Customer Information Point in main concourse.
Customer Service notes
We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes that can develop and grow our business.
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark nameMain station
Carpark operatorLondon North Eastern Railway
Car parking spaces731
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces458
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Alongside station entrance and adjacent to BTP office
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Peterborough station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

Opening Hours
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:30:00 until 21:30:00
  • Weekend open from 07:30:00 until 21:30:00
The First Class LoungeFor LNER customers is located in theGreat Northern Hotel directly opposite the station.


Trainline's top spots near Peterborough station

Looking for a coffee on the way to the station? We've collected a list of our favourite independent coffee houses and eateries within walking distance of the station - check them out below!


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Squire's Coffee House 9 minutes Lovely cafe belonging to the Peterborough Museum.
Steps Cafe 8 minutes Great coffee with Portuguese baked goods.



Trains to Peterborough station

Peterborough train station is mainly served by EMR, LNER, and Thameslink trains. Frequent EMR services connect Liverpool to Peterborough in 3h 50m, Lincoln to Peterborough in 1h 11m, and Norwich to Peterborough in 1h 29m every day, while LNER trains cover the route from London Kings Cross to Peterborough in 1h 17m. Thameslink services connect Horsham to Peterborough in 2h 49m.

Need more information about how to get to Peterborough by train? Read our dedicated page to trains to Peterborough.

Peterborough train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Peterborough station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Peterborough railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving in Peterborough.

Peterborough train station has 7 platforms, all of which are accessible by two footbridges, one with lifts and stairs and the other with ramps (located at the far end of the station). Platforms 1, 2, and 3 are predominantly for southbound trains to London, and platforms 4 to 7 provide northbound and cross-country services. Platform 1A has a Starbucks and platform 5 another cafe.

Peterborough train station parking

Peterborough train station has one car park right outside the main entrance. Step-free access is available here, as well as throughout the whole station.

Hotels near Peterborough train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Peterborough station open?

Peterborough station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Peterborough station?

Trains arrive in and depart from Peterborough station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Peterborough.

Are there toilets at Peterborough station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Peterborough station.

Are dogs allowed at Peterborough station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Peterborough station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Peterborough

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Peterborough station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to HorshamThameslink03:241On time
to HorshamThameslink04:191On time
to HorshamThameslink04:541Scheduled
to HorshamThameslink05:241Scheduled
to HorshamThameslink05:541Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from HorshamThameslink00:161Late
from HorshamLondon North Eastern Railway00:164On time
from HorshamThameslink00:371On time
from HorshamThameslink01:091On time
from HorshamThameslink02:191On time
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