Bromley South National Rail
Bromley South is located in Greater London
Bromley South
Bromley South
Location of Bromley South in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Bromley
Managed bySoutheastern
Station codeBMS
DfT categoryB
Number of platforms4
Fare zone5
OSIBromley North National Rail[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Decrease 8.368 million[2]
– interchange Increase 1.145 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 7.974 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 1.116 million[2]
2020–21Decrease 2.025 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 0.246 million[2]
2021–22Increase 4.599 million[2]
– interchange Increase 0.570 million[2]
2022–23Increase 5.543 million[2]
– interchange Increase 0.764 million[2]
Key dates
5 July 1858[4]Opened as Bromley[3]
1 June 1899[3][5]Renamed (Bromley South)
Other information
External links
WGS8451°24′00″N 0°01′01″E / 51.4°N 0.017°E / 51.4; 0.017
 London transport portal

Bromley South railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the town centre and high street of Bromley, south-east London. It is 10 miles 71 chains (17.5 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Shortlands and Bickley.

The station and most trains that serve the station are operated by Southeastern, with some services also operated by Thameslink. It is in Travelcard Zone 5.

The station, initially consisting of two platforms, opened in November 1858.(See: "London Chatham and Dover Railway"). Electric trains, the first in Kent, began running on the Southern Railway's third rail system between London, Bromley South and Orpington in July 1925. The last passenger steam trains to serve Bromley South did so in 1959, when lines to the Kent Coast were third rail electrified.

Between 1986 and 1999, locomotive hauled trains between the Kent Coast, the West Midlands, the North West and (for a time) Scotland called at Bromley South.


Services at Bromley South are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink using Class 375, 377, 465, 466 and 700 EMUs.

Services at the station are as follows.


The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[6]

During the peak hours, the services between London Victoria and Gillingham, and between London Victoria and Ashford International are increased to 2 tph and the service between London Victoria and Orpington is increased to 4 tph. In addition, the services to Ramsgate and Dover Priory are increased to 2 tph each, with trains dividing at Faversham.


The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[6]

During the peak hours, additional services between Orpington, Kentish Town and Luton call at the station. In addition, the service to London Blackfriars is extended to and from Welwyn Garden City via Finsbury Park.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Denmark Hill
London Victoria
  St Mary Cray


The station has 4 platforms, platform 1 being for stopping services to Central London via Herne Hill or Catford, platform 2 for services to Orpington or Sevenoaks via Swanley, platform 3 for non-stop services to London Victoria and platform 4 for services to Ramsgate and Dover Priory via Chatham or Ashford International via Maidstone East services.


London Buses routes 61, 119, 138, 146, 162, 208, 246, 261, 314, 320, 336, 352, 358, 367, SL5 and night routes N3 and N199 serve the station.[7]

See also

Bromley South in 1961


  1. ^ "Out-of-Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ a b Borley, H. V. Chronology of London Railways.
  4. ^ First permanent station building 22 November 1858. "The Opening of Bromley South". London Railway Record (110): 177. January 2022.
  5. ^ Connor, J. E.; Halford, B. Forgotten Stations of Greater London.
  6. ^ a b Table 52, 195, 196, 197, 212 National Rail timetable, December 2022
  7. ^ "Bromley South Station". TfL. Retrieved 3 February 2024.