Anerley railway station
|Local authority||London Borough of Bromley|
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|5 June 1839||Station opened as Anerley Bridge|
|1840||Station renamed Anerley|
|London transport portal|
Anerley railway station is in the London Borough of Bromley in south London. The station is operated by London Overground, with Overground and Southern trains serving the station. It is 7 miles 47 chains (12.21 km) down the line from London Bridge, 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).
The station was opened originally as Anerley Bridge 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.
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".
The London and Croydon Railway amalgamated with the London and 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.
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. At the same time, management of the station passed from Southern to London Overground.
During peak periods, additional Southbound trains may terminate at Sutton or West Croydon. On Sundays, southbound services are usually extended to Caterham.
|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
towards Highbury & Islington
|East London Line||
towards West Croydon
Brighton main line
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