Anerley railway station

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Anerley London Overground National Rail
Anerley station building 2010.JPG
Anerley is located in Greater London
Anerley
Anerley
Location of Anerley in Greater London
Location Anerley
Local authority London Borough of Bromley
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code ANZ
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Decrease 0.388 million[2]
2009–10 Decrease 0.380 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 0.509 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 0.629 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 0.688 million[2]
2013–14 Increase 0.736 million[2]
Key dates
5 June 1839 Station opened as Annerley
1840 Station renamed Anerley
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°24′53″N 0°04′01″W / 51.4147°N 0.067°W / 51.4147; -0.067

Anerley railway station is in the London Borough of Bromley in south London. The station is operated by London Overground, with London Overground and Southern trains serving the station. It is located in Travelcard Zone 4.

The main building on the down side (which is only open weekday/Saturday mornings), replaced an original building which was on the up platform. This was in turn replaced by two shelters on the Up platform. There is a bridge connecting the two platforms. Four lines run through the station, the central pair being the Up and Down through lines. The station stands off Anerley Road (A214).

History[edit]

A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around the Brighton Main Line between South Croydon and Selhurst/Forest Hill, as well as surrounding lines

The station was opened originally as Annerley by the London and Croydon Railway in 1839. It was situated in a largely unpopulated area, but was built as part of an agreement with the local landowner.[3]

According to local lore, the landowner was a Scotsman and, when asked for the landmark by which the station would be known, he replied "Mine is the annerly hoose". The timetable of the day seems to back this up since it says "There is no place of that name".[4]

The London and Croydon Railway amalgamated with the London & Brighton Railway to form the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in July 1846, and the station was rebuilt during the widening of the main line during 1849/50.[5]

During the Grouping of 1923 the station became part of the Southern Railway, and then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Railways.

Anerley formed part of the new southward extension to the East London Line that opened on 23 May 2010, making Anerley part of the London Overground network.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from this station is:


London Overground East London Line
Highbury & Islington London Underground North London Line National Rail
Canonbury North London Line
Dalston Junction
Kingsland Viaduct
Haggerston
Hoxton
Kingsland Viaduct
Shoreditch High Street
Whitechapel London Underground
Shadwell Docklands Light Railway
Wapping
Thames Tunnel
under River Thames
Rotherhithe
Canada Water London Underground
Surrey Quays
National Rail Queens Road Peckham
New Cross National Rail
National Rail Peckham Rye
New Cross Gate National Rail
National Rail Denmark Hill
Brockley National Rail
London Underground Clapham High Street
Honor Oak Park National Rail
Wandsworth Road
Forest Hill National Rail
National Rail West London Line Clapham Junction
Sydenham National Rail
National Rail Crystal Palace
Penge West National Rail
Anerley National Rail
Norwood Junction National Rail
West Croydon Tramlink National Rail

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 157; 249; 358; 432 and night routes N3 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

Lines[edit]

Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
East London Line
towards West Croydon
National Rail National Rail
Penge West   Southern
Brighton Main Line
  Norwood Junction

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (pdf). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Turner, John Howard (1978). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway 1 Origins and Formation. Batsford. p. 51. ISBN 0-7134-0275-X. 
  4. ^ The Phoenix Suburb, Alan Warwick, 1972
  5. ^ Turner, John Howard (1978). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway 2 Establishment and Growth. Batsford. p. 48. ISBN 0-7134-1198-8. 

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