Elmers End station

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Elmers End Tramlink National Rail
Elmers End station MMB 02.jpg
Elmers End is located in Greater London
Elmers End
Elmers End
Location of Elmers End in Greater London
Location Elmers End
Local authority Bromley
Managed by Southeastern
Station code ELE
DfT category D
Number of platforms 3 (2 for National Rail; 1 for Tramlink)
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 4
Tramlink annual boardings and alightings
2009–10 0.451 million[2]
2010–11 0.501 million[3]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 0.957 million[4]
2008–09 Increase 0.971 million[4]
2009–10 Decrease 0.956 million[4]
2010–11 Increase 0.997 million[4]
2011–12 Increase 1.049 million[4]
2012–13 Increase 1.063 million[4]
2013–14 Increase 1.108 million[4]
2014–15 Increase 1.179 million[4]
Key dates
1 April 1864 Opened
29 May 1882 Hayes branch opens
13 May 1983 WSCR closes
31 May 1997 Addiscombe Line closes
29 May 2000 Tramlink services began
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°23′52″N 0°03′00″W / 51.3978°N 0.0499°W / 51.3978; -0.0499
A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of part of the Hayes Line, between Lower Sydenham and Elmers End, showing the now closed Addiscombe Line and W&SCR branches off the Hayes Line.

Elmers End station is a railway station and tram terminus in Elmers End, South London, England. It is in the London Borough of Bromley, and Travelcard Zone 4 17 km (11 mi) south of London Charing Cross.

The railway through Elmers End was opened by the South Eastern Railway on 1 April 1864 as an extension of the Mid-Kent Line from New Beckenham to Addiscombe; there was a branch, opened on 29 May 1882 to Hayes at this station.[5] The portion of the line to Addiscombe, which was originally named Croydon (Addiscombe Road), was closed in 1997 when Tramlink took over much of the trackbed from Elmers End.

The Hayes line service on the suburban commuter railway line between Hayes and London Charing Cross through Elmers End is still in use. The station is on Elmers End Road (A214), at the north-east corner of South Norwood Country Park.

One former railway platform is now the terminus for Tramlink routes 1 and 4 to central Croydon.


Monday to Saturday daytimes there is a train every 15 minutes towards Central London either to Cannon Street or Charing Cross and to Hayes in the other direction. Evenings and Sundays there is a half-hourly service in each direction. Trams depart from the station every 12 minutes; this service falls to four trams per hour during the early morning and evenings. Each tram travels towards Croydon town centre and West Croydon tram stop, before travelling back to Elmers End.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Clock House   Southeastern
Hayes Line
  Eden Park
  Tramlink no-text roundel.svg Tramlink  
Route 1 Terminus
towards Therapia Lane
Route 4 Terminus
Disused railways
Clock House   Network SouthEast
Addiscombe Line
  British Rail
Southern Region

Woodside and South Croydon Railway


Tramlink Variobahn tram
Platform 1 Tramlink Route 1 and Tramlink Route 4 towards Elmers End via loop
Side Platform
Platform 2 Southeastern towards Charing Cross, Cannon Street
Platform 3 Southeastern towards Hayes
Side Platform


London Buses routes 54, 356 and 289 serve the station.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Planning an accessible journey with Southeastern" (PDF). Southeastern. May 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Tram Stop Usage 2009-10 (FOI)" (XLS). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2009-2010. Transport for London. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tramlink numbers 2010-2011" (PDF). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  5. ^ "The Railways of Beckenham", Andrew Hajducki, 2011[page needed]

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