Beckenham Junction station
Location of Beckenham Junction in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Bromley|
|Number of platforms||4 plus 2 Tramlink|
|Tramlink annual boardings and alightings|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 January 1857||Opened (Terminus)|
|7 July 1858||Through station|
|Lists of stations|
Beckenham Junction is a combined railway station and a tram terminus in Beckenham, south east London. It is in the London Borough of Bromley and Travelcard Zone 4, 8.6 miles (13.8 km) from London Victoria.
The station is at the higher end of High Street, between Waitrose and St George's Church. Trains operate between Orpington and London Victoria and to local stations in South London, including Gipsy Hill, Bromley South and Brixton. There is also limited service to Bedford and Luton airport. There are six platforms in total: two through, two bay, and two Tramlink platforms for Tramlink route 2 services to East Croydon and West Croydon stations.
The station was opened by the Mid-Kent Railway (MKR) on 1 January 1857 as the terminus of the line from Lewisham; it became a junction on 7 July 1858 when the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway Farnborough Extension line from Crystal Palace to Shortlands was opened. On 1 July 1863 the London Chatham & Dover Railway Metropolitan Extension from Beckenham to Victoria/Blackfriars completed the lines serving the station. In 1863 the MKR was taken over by the South Eastern Railway (SER) and thereafter the station was operated jointly by the LCDR and SER. Despite a partial rebuilding in 1890 the original MKR building is still in use as the main station offices and booking hall.
From December 2007, a significant upgrade to train services at Beckenham Junction took place, with an increase in frequency of the London Victoria to Orpington services (off peak) to every 15 mins. Until Section 2 of High Speed 1 opened in 2007 Eurostar services passed the station, but did not stop. In December 2010 Southern increased the number of evening services on Monday-Saturdays so that trains would run to London Bridge Station later into the evening.
The two platform Tramlink stop opened in 2000, with the rest of route 2 to the Croydon loop. The stop is outside the station, across the car park, beside the A2105 road, which avoids Beckenham town centre. This stop and New Addington are the only Tramlink termini with two platforms, as both Wimbledon and Elmers End have one platform face opposite a Network Rail line.
The station has a car park with 88 spaces, and is usually staffed during operating hours.
Lines and frequencies
The typical off-peak service frequency is:
- 4tph (trains per hour) to London Victoria (Southeastern)
- 2tph to London Bridge via Crystal Palace (Southern)
- 4tph to Orpington (Southeastern)
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
London Bridge to Beckenham Junction
(via Crystal Palace)
Bromley South Line
Mid-Kent Line/Hayes Line
towards Wellesley Road
London Buses route 162 serves the station.
- "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (pdf) on 6 March 2009.
- "Tram Stop Usage 2009-10 (FOI)" (XLS). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2009-2010. Transport for London. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
- "Tramlink numbers 2010-2011" (PDF). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- "Railways of Beckenham", Andrew Hajducki, 2011[page needed]
- Buses and Trams from Beckenham
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