Old Kent Road railway station

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A 1915 map showing the location of the station near the bottom of the map
A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around the approaches to London Bridge station

Old Kent Road was a railway station on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway line in south London which took its name from the Old Kent Road on which it was located. The station opened on 13 July 1866 on a viaduct and bridge crossing the road at a junction with a line to London Bridge station and what became Surrey Quays station on the East London Line and Queens Road Peckham station on the South London Line.

The station was later renamed Old Kent Road and Hatcham. It closed temporarily on 1 January 1917 during the First World War as an economy measure, but was never reopened after the end of the war.


The reopening of the spur to the East London Line in December 2012 allowed through-services for the first time in roughly a century. A new station named New Bermondsey is proposed to be situated about 700 metres north of the site of the former Old Kent Road station.[1][2] A possible Bakerloo line extension has also been proposed to stop at either Old Kent Road or Peckham Rye.[3][4]


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Queen's Road Peckham   London, Brighton
& South Coast Railway
  South Bermondsey

Coordinates: 51°28′42″N 0°03′16″W / 51.4782°N 0.0545°W / 51.4782; -0.0545