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St Johns railway station is on the South Eastern Main Line in the United Kingdom, located in the London Borough of Lewisham, in south-east London.
- It is 5 miles 47 chains (9.0 km) down-line from London Charing Cross and is situated between New Cross and Lewisham.
- Although the South Eastern Railway(SER) opened a two-track railway (the North Kent Railway) through the site of St Johns (although the church that gave the station its name was not built until 1855)in 1849, and two further tracks were added in 1864, the station was opened on 1 June 1873.
- The SER was at that time engaged in a bitter feud with the London Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) who opened a station (adjacent to the church) called Lewisham Road as part of the initial section of the Greenwich Park branch in 1871 and this, coupled with the development of the area, may have been a factor in the building of the station.