Kent House railway station

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Kent House National Rail
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Kent House railway station
Kent House is located in Greater London
Kent House
Kent House
Location of Kent House in Greater London
Location Beckenham
Local authority London Borough of Bromley
Managed by Southeastern
Station code KTH
DfT category D
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 4
OSI Clock House National Rail [1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 0.800 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 0.836 million[2]
2013–14 Increase 0.908 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 0.981 million[2]
2015–16 Increase 1.022 million[2]
Key dates
1 July 1863 Line opens
1 October 1884[3] Station opens
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°24′44″N 0°02′43″W / 51.4123°N 0.0453°W / 51.4123; -0.0453Coordinates: 51°24′44″N 0°02′43″W / 51.4123°N 0.0453°W / 51.4123; -0.0453
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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-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 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.


The typical off-peak service is four trains an hour northbound to London Victoria (via Herne Hill and Brixton) and four trains an hour southbound to Orpington (via Bromley South).

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Penge East   Southeastern
Bromley South Line
  Beckenham Junction


London Buses routes 194, 227 and 358 and night route N3 serve the 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.


  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "The Railways of Beckenham", Andrew Hajducki, 2011[page needed]

External links[edit]

A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around the Brighton Main Line and Chatham Main Line in South London.