Kent House railway station
Kent House railway station
|Local authority||London Borough of Bromley|
|Number of platforms||4|
|OSI||Clock House |
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 July 1863||Line opens|
|1 October 1884||Station opens|
|London transport portal|
Kent House railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving part of the Penge and Beckenham areas in the London Borough of Bromley, south London. It is 7 miles 66 chains (12.6 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Penge East and Beckenham Junction. It takes its name from the nearby Kent House farm, the first house in the historic county of Kent after crossing the Surrey border.
The station and most trains that call are operated by Southeastern, as part of the Bromley South Metro service, while a limited number of Thameslink services also call. Kent House is in Travelcard Zone 4.
The line was opened by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) on 1 July 1863, but the station was not opened until 1 October 1884 and was originally named Kent House (Beckenham). It lies above street level, where the booking office is situated; there is a subway and stairs to the platforms.
On 3 February 1993, an IRA bomb was detonated on a train at the station that was travelling from Victoria to Ramsgate. A warning had been given and everybody was safely evacuated before the explosion but the damage to the carriage was considerable.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Bromley South Line
Blackfriars to Beckenham Junction
Platform 2 is signalled with a turnback facility in the London direction, though currently no services start or terminate at this station.
Clock House station on the Hayes Line (formerly the Mid-Kent Line) is a short walk from this station, and has trains between London Charing Cross/Cannon Street and Hayes, which are also operated by Southeastern.
Beckenham Road tram stop is 5 minutes walking distance.
- "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. 19 February 2019.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- "The Railways of Beckenham", Andrew Hajducki, 2011[page needed]
- "IRA bombs train and Tube station: Two explosions bring disruption to". The Independent. 4 February 1993. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
- "Timetable 7: London to Bromley South and Orpington via Herne Hill" (PDF). Southeastern, December 2019.
- Train times and station information for Kent House railway station from National Rail
- Beckenham History
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