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.

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
Local authorityLondon Borough of Bromley
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codePNE
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
OSIPenge West[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 1.618 million[3]
– interchange Increase 2,910[3]
2015–16Increase 1.679 million[3]
– interchange Increase 2,934[3]
2016–17Increase 1.771 million[3]
– interchange Increase 2,254[3]
2017–18Increase 1.780 million[3]
– interchange Increase 2,274[3]
2018–19Decrease 1.736 million[3]
– interchange Increase 6,070[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
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

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.


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 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.[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 & Islington.


All trains at Penge East are operated by Southeastern. The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is: [6]

During the morning peak, there are 5 trains to London Blackfriars via Elephant & Castle, and during the evening peak there are 5 trains from Blackfriars that terminate at Beckenham Junction.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Sydenham Hill   Southeastern
Bromley South Line
  Kent House
Blackfriars to Beckenham Junction


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


  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. 19 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "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.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  5. ^ "The Railways of Beckenham", Andrew Hajducki, 2011[page needed]
  6. ^ "Timetable 7: London to Bromley South and Orpington via Herne Hill" (PDF). Southeastern, December 2019.

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