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|
|Lists of stations|
Penge East railway station is in the London Borough of Bromley in south London. It is in Travelcard Zone 4, and the station and nearly all trains are operated by Southeastern. A very limited number of Thameslink trains between Beckenham Junction and Bedford also call. The station building entrance is in Penge, however the second entrance is on Linden Grove which is in Sydenham.
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Bromley South Line
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