Bickley railway station

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Bickley National Rail
Bickley Station, BR1 - - 72584.jpg
Bickley is located in Greater London
Location of Bickley in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Bromley
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeBKL
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms4
Fare zone5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 0.949 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 1,304[1]
2015–16Decrease 0.913 million[1]
– interchange Increase 2,086[1]
2016–17Increase 0.939 million[1]
– interchange Increase 3,937[1]
2017–18Increase 0.952 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 3,592[1]
2018–19Decrease 0.921 million[1]
– interchange Increase 4,583[1]
Key dates
5 July 1858Opened (terminus)
3 December 1860Through
Other information
External links
WGS8451°23′58″N 0°02′39″E / 51.3995°N 0.0441°E / 51.3995; 0.0441Coordinates: 51°23′58″N 0°02′39″E / 51.3995°N 0.0441°E / 51.3995; 0.0441
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Bickley railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the town of Bickley in the London Borough of Bromley, south-east London. It is 11 miles 76 chains (19.2 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Bromley South and St Mary Cray on the main line. Southeastern trains branch from the main line south of Bickley and run to Orpington via Petts Wood. Thameslink services run either via Petts Wood or St Mary Cray on the main line.

Bickley is in Travelcard Zone 5.

View eastwards, towards Swanley in 1961


The station was opened as Southborough Road by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR), on the Chatham Main Line, firstly from the west (London-bound) from Bromley on 5 July 1858;[2][3] and then, on 3 December 1860, the line from the east, completing the link between Victoria and Faversham, and later, in 1861, to Dover and Ramsgate.

In 1860 the station was renamed Bickley.

To the east of the station are what are known as the Bickley Loops which connect the Chatham Main Line with the South Eastern Main Line (formerly of the South Eastern Railway, constructed in 1902 by the newly unified South Eastern and Chatham Railway.


The station lies on the four-track main line, fast and slow lines paired; crossovers allow trains to use the Bickley Loops. There are two island platforms, with stairs leading up to the station buildings at the country end of the station, located on Southborough Road.


Services at Bickley are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink using Class 465, 466 and 700 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[4][5]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station


London Buses routes 162, 269, 336 and R7 serve the station.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Chronology Of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  3. ^ Southern Region Record by R.H.Clark
  4. ^ "Timetable 7: London to Bromley South and Orpington" (PDF). Southeastern, September 2020.
  5. ^ "Timetable 05: Luton to Orpington and Sevenoaks" (PDF). Thameslink, December 2019.

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