The Old Waiting Room cannot be used in more than these ad hoc ways, negotiated each time with the two rail companies, until the original staircase is 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. See the latest news above.
The stages of restoration for the Old Waiting Room
so far are described below. For the staircase stages see