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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 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: Advance tickets and seat reservations only available during the following hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 21:00
Saturday 05:45 - 21:00
Sunday 08:05 - 21:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 Mayor's Walk Car Park Spittle Bank
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains East Coast Virgin Trains East Coast
Car parking spaces1186
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£415.00
Three Monthly£415.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces458
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Alongside station entrance and adjacent to platform 1

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Stepsÿand lifts are available for access to all 7 platforms. Ticket Office and Car Park are step free.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Outside station plus we can book by phone

Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30

A 2012 redesign created a much easier-to-navigate station than before. All platforms are accessible by two footbridges, one with lifts and stairs and the other with ramps (located at the far end of the station). Platform 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. Outside the main entrance has cycle hire and there is parking for 730 cars.

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 HorshamThameslink04:181On time
to HorshamThameslink04:541On time
to HorshamThameslink05:241On time
to HorshamThameslink05:541On time
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern06:051On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CambridgeCrossCountry06:087On time
from YorkLondon North Eastern Railway06:093On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway06:216On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway06:221On time
from LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway06:381On time
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