Penge East railway station
Location of Penge East in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Bromley|
|Number of platforms||2|
|OSI||Penge West |
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1 July 1863||Opened|
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Penge East railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving part of the Penge and Sydenham areas in the London Borough of Bromley, south London. It is 7 miles 15 chains (11.6 km) down-line from London Victoria and is situated between Sydenham Hill and Kent House.
The station and most trains that call are operated by Southeastern, as part of the Bromley South Metro service, with a very limited number of Thameslink services as well. Penge East is in Travelcard Zone 4.
The station is 7.2 miles (11 km) from London Victoria on the Chatham Main Line and was opened on 1 July 1863. It was built by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway and originally known as Penge (LCDR) or Penge Lane, and was renamed Penge East on 9 July 1923. When the line was built a level crossing was built where the line crossed the old alignment of Penge Lane (now Newlands Park Rd and St John's Rd). When the level crossing was closed in about 1879, Penge Lane traffic was diverted down what are now Thesiger Road, Parish Lane and the current Penge Lane.
Penge West station is a short walk away, with services to London Bridge. The covered footbridge with its corrugated roof dates from the 1880s and is a listed structure. The station is close to the South-Eastern portal of Penge Railway Tunnel.
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). A very infrequent service operates via St Pancras International to St Albans, Luton or Bedford. Trains via St Pancras International generally start or terminate at Beckenham Junction.
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Bromley South Line
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