Penge East railway station

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Penge East National Rail
Penge East Railway Station.jpg
Penge East is located in Greater London
Penge East
Penge East
Location of Penge East in Greater London
LocationPenge
Local authorityLondon Borough of Bromley
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codePNE
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone4
OSIPenge West[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 1.499 million[3]
2014–15Increase 1.618 million[3]
2015–16Increase 1.679 million[3]
2016–17Increase 1.771 million[3]
2017–18Increase 1.780 million[3]
– interchange Increase 2,274[3]
Key dates
1 July 1863Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°25′09″N 0°03′13″W / 51.4191°N 0.0537°W / 51.4191; -0.0537Coordinates: 51°25′09″N 0°03′13″W / 51.4191°N 0.0537°W / 51.4191; -0.0537
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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 the line from London Victoria and is situated between Sydenham Hill and Kent House.

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern, as part of the Bromley South Metro service. Penge East is in Travelcard Zone 4.

History[edit]

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

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.

Penge West station is a short walk away, with Southern services to London Bridge, East Croydon and Purley and Overground services to West Croydon and Highbury and Islington .

Services[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Sydenham Hill   Southeastern
Bromley South Line
  Kent House

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 75, 194, 227, 176, 354 and 197 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 183. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  5. ^ "The Railways of Beckenham", Andrew Hajducki, 2011[page needed]

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