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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


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 London Kings CrossGreat Northern08:051On time
to Dereham CoachLondon North Eastern Railway08:09On time
to London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway08:131On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)London North Eastern Railway08:184On time
to Stansted AirportCrossCountry08:196On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SunderlandLondon North Eastern Railway08:081On time
from HorshamThameslink08:082On time
from Kings Lynn Bus StationLondon North Eastern Railway08:09On time
from Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry08:126Late
from London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway08:164On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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