Penge East railway station
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.
|Local authority||London Borough of Bromley|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|1 July 1863||Opened|
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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 and St John's Road). 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.
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.
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Bromley South Line
Blackfriars to Beckenham Junction
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- "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. 19 February 2019.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
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- "Timetable 7: London to Bromley South and Orpington via Herne Hill" (PDF). Southeastern, December 2019.
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