Beckenham Junction station

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Beckenham Junction National Rail Tramlink
Beckenham Junction station - looking east.jpg
Beckenham Junction is located in Greater London
Beckenham Junction
Beckenham Junction
Location of Beckenham Junction in Greater London
Location Beckenham
Local authority London Borough of Bromley
Managed by Southeastern
Station code BKJ
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 4 plus 2 Tramlink
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone 4
Tramlink annual boardings and alightings
2009–10 0.735 million[2]
2010–11 0.784 million[3]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13 Increase 2.677 million[4]
– interchange  Decrease 70,513[4]
2013–14 Increase 2.761 million[4]
– interchange  Increase 75,322[4]
2014–15 Increase 2.794 million[4]
– interchange  Increase 88,470[4]
2015–16 Decrease 2.713 million[4]
– interchange  Decrease 82,922[4]
2016–17 Increase 2.777 million[4]
– interchange  Decrease 77,134[4]
Key dates
1 January 1857 Opened as a terminus
3 May 1858 Became a through-station
2000 Tramlink opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
  • Departures
  • Layout
  • Facilities
  • Buses
WGS84 51°24′39″N 0°01′33″W / 51.4109°N 0.0257°W / 51.4109; -0.0257Coordinates: 51°24′39″N 0°01′33″W / 51.4109°N 0.0257°W / 51.4109; -0.0257
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Beckenham Junction is the main railway and tram station in Beckenham in the London Borough of Bromley, south London. The railway stop is on the Chatham Main Line, 8 miles 53 chains (13.9 km) down the line from London Victoria and situated between Kent House and Shortlands. The tram stop is the eastern terminus of Tramlink.

For train journeys, Beckenham Junction is in Travelcard Zone 4. Most trains that call are operated by Southeastern, but some Southern services also call.

Services

National Rail

Beckenham Junction Station in 1961

The station was opened by the Mid-Kent Railway (MKR) on 1 January 1857 [5] as the terminus of the line from Lewisham; it became a junction on 3 May 1858 [6] when the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway Farnborough Extension line from Crystal Palace to Shortlands was opened. On 1 July 1863 the London Chatham & Dover Railway Metropolitan Extension from Beckenham to Victoria/Blackfriars completed the lines serving the station. In 1863 the MKR was taken over by the South Eastern Railway (SER) and thereafter the station was operated jointly by the LCDR and SER. Despite a partial rebuilding in 1890 the original MKR building is still in use as the main station offices and booking hall.[7]

From December 2007, a significant upgrade to train services at Beckenham Junction took place, with an increase in frequency of the London Victoria to Orpington services (off peak) to every 15 mins. Until Section 2 of High Speed 1 opened in 2007 Eurostar services passed the station, but did not stop. In December 2010 Southern increased the number of evening services on Monday-Saturdays so that trains would run to London Bridge Station later into the evening.

Tramlink

Tram 2549 at the Beckenham Junction terminus of Tramlink.

The two platform Tramlink stop opened in 2000, with the rest of the route to the Croydon loop. The stop is outside the station, across the car park, beside the A2105 road, which avoids Beckenham town centre.[8] This stop, New Addington and Wimbledon are the only Tramlink termini with two platforms, as Elmers End has one platform face opposite a Network Rail line.

Accidents and incidents

Facilities

The station has a car park with 88 spaces, and is usually staffed during operating hours.[10]

Lines and frequencies

Beckenham Junction in 2006 with a Networker

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Birkbeck   Southern
London Bridge to Beckenham Junction
(via Crystal Palace)

(Mondays-Saturdays only)
  Terminus
Kent House   Southeastern
Bromley South Line
  Shortlands
New Beckenham   Southeastern
Mid-Kent Line/Hayes Line
(Limited Service)
 
Preceding tram stop   Tramlink no-text roundel.svg Tramlink   Following tram stop
towards Wimbledon
Tramlink
Wimbledon to Beckenham Junction
Terminus

Connections

London Buses route 162 serves the station.

References

  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Tram Stop Usage 2009-10 (FOI)" (XLS). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2009-2010. Transport for London. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tramlink numbers 2010-2011" (PDF). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Morning Post 5 Jan 1857
  6. ^ South Eastern Gazette 11 May 1857, p.4
  7. ^ "Railways of Beckenham", Andrew Hajducki, 2011[page needed]
  8. ^ Buses and Trams from Beckenham
  9. ^ McCrickard, John P (6 October 2016). "January 1990 to December 1990". Network South East Railway Society. Retrieved 26 June 2018. 
  10. ^ http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/BKJ.aspx

External links

  • Train times and station information for Beckenham Junction station from National Rail
  • Photo Gallery of Tramlink
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