Surrey Quays railway station
Lower Road entrance soon after reopening in April 2010
Location of Surrey Quays in Greater London
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Owner||Transport for London|
|Number of platforms||2|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|2008||0 (closed) million|
|2009||0 (closed) million|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|— interchange||0.987 million|
|1869||Opened (Deptford Road)|
|1911||Renamed Surrey Docks|
|1989||Renamed Surrey Quays|
|22 December 2007||Line closed|
|27 April 2010||Station Reopened|
|Lists of stations|
| London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates:
Surrey Quays railway station is a railway station in Rotherhithe near Southwark Park. It is in Zone 2, on the East London Line. The next station to the north is Canada Water, and to the south it splits into branches to Clapham Junction, New Cross and Crystal Palace/West Croydon. Closed in late 2007, the station was refurbished and re-opened as part of the London Overground network on 27 April 2010.
The station was built by the East London Railway Company and opened on 7 December 1869; it was originally known as Deptford Road. On 17 July 1911, it was renamed Surrey Docks in reference to the nearby, now closed, Surrey Commercial Docks, and further renamed Surrey Quays on 24 October 1989, following the construction of the nearby Surrey Quays Shopping Centre. This was a somewhat controversial move as some of the local community felt that their heritage was being eroded. However, the name stuck, and the Surrey Docks part of Rotherhithe is now often referred to as Surrey Quays.
Surrey Quays was intended to be taken over by the Jubilee Line, then the Fleet Line, down to New Cross, New Cross Gate and Lewisham, but this never materialised.
For much of its history, the station's importance lay in its proximity to the Surrey Commercial Docks; it was at the south end of Canada Dock (now Canada Water) and a few hundred yards from the principal entrance to the docks. Its usage fell considerably after the docks closed, but revived following the redevelopment of the London Docklands in the 1980s and 1990s.
The service was closed between 1995 and 1998 due to repair work on the East London line's Thames Tunnel. The East London line closed permanently as an Underground line on 22 December 2007. It reopened for preview services on 27 April 2010 to New Cross and New Cross Gate and 23 May 2010 for full service to New Cross, West Croydon and Crystal Palace, becoming part of the London Overground system. On 9 December 2012, Phase 2 of East London line extension opened to the public, launched the next day by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. It provides services to Clapham Junction via Peckham Rye, thus completing the London Overground Orbital link.
All times below are correct as of the December 2012 timetables.
East London Line
Mondays to Saturdays there is a service every 5–10 minutes throughout the day, while on Sundays before 13:00 there is a service every 5–9 minutes, changing to every 7–8 minutes until the end of service after that. Current off peak frequency is:
- 8 Northbound to Dalston Junction
- 8 Northbound to Dalston Junction then to Highbury & Islington
- 4 Southbound to Clapham Junction
- 4 Southbound to Sydenham then to Crystal Palace
- 4 Southbound to Sydenham then to West Croydon
- 4 Southbound to New Cross
London Buses Routes 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, and Night Routes N47 and N381, serve and pass the station nearby.
|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
|East London Line||
towards Clapham Junction
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
|East London line
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Surrey Quays station.|
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2007". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2008". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- BBC London:The new East London Line opens to the public Accessed 27 April 2010
- "East London Line opens to public". BBC News. 27 April 2010.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 78,224. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- "Mayor accused of railway 'stunt'". BBC News. 14 April 2010.