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[[Image:10.06 Peckham-Rye-Waiting-Room-05 small.jpg|right|thumb|400px|Old Waiting Room]]
==Latest January 2016==
The original staircase is now being restored and extended so that it can reach the Old Waiting Room. This work is expected to be completed by summer 2016. It coincides with the 150th anniversary of the opening of Peckham Rye station and the railways coming to Peckham. That heralded a dramatic change in the built environment and demographics of Peckham. The areas needed before for food growing to feed central London were given up for housing, much of which remains today. Peckham Vision has asked Network Rail for permission to use the Old Waiting Room to hold a series of informative exhibitions and events to celebrate the railways during this 150th anniversary when the stairs are completed. The events would cover railway history and operations, and events which link to that history in some way. Anyone with ideas or suggestions about such events, or who wishes to join our group to enable this programme to happen please email info@peckhamvision.org
 
==Latest April 2014==
The Old Waiting Room cannot be hired out yet as there are some queries about the floor condition, and there is access only through the station. Network Rail is thinking about the work needed for the floor, and Peckham Vision is seeking an interim lease for when the staircase is completed. This is the original Victorian grand staircase which is to be restored and extended to reach into the Old Waiting Room itself. [[Peckham_Rye_Station/station_forecourt|The first step towards this is completed]] - the windows and door at ground level are restored and the staircase once again is visible from the forecourt. The aim is to raise a further £60k to complete the stair restoration and extension by early 2015. Peckham Vision is developing plans to bring the Room into interim use and to hire it out when the staircase can give access to the Room from outside the station, and is seeking discussions with Network Rail for this. Meanwhile, an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has been partially prepared in case that becomes the route forward for the substantial funds needed, beyond the stair restoration, for the remainder of the Old Waiting Room restoration and to equip it with insulation, heating, lighting and water. There would also need to be a lift installed for disabled access and goods delivery. Peckham Vision made some proposals for the way this could be part of the Network Rail development work to seek funds from the Department for Transport (DfT) for the installation of lifts to all the platforms.

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