Surrey Quays railway station
|Local authority||London Borough of Southwark|
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Owner||Transport for London|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|– interchange||0.987 million|
|– interchange||1.126 million|
|– interchange||0.966 million|
|– interchange||0.327 million|
|– interchange||0.373 million|
|1869||Opened (Deptford Road)|
|1911||Renamed Surrey Docks|
|1989||Renamed Surrey Quays|
|22 December 2007||Line closed|
|27 April 2010||Station Reopened|
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Surrey Quays is a station on the East London Line branch of the London Overground. It is located in Rotherhithe, part of London Borough of Southwark.  It is in Zone 2 and 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 lack of funds meant that extension of the Jubilee line beyond Charing Cross was not funded. Eventually, due to changing land usage and the growth of Canary Wharf, the Jubilee line was extended via Canada Water instead.
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 2015 timetables.
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:
East London Line
- 8 northbound to Dalston Junction then onwards to Highbury & Islington
- 4 northbound to Dalston Junction
- 4 southbound to Sydenham (London) then to Crystal Palace
- 4 southbound to Sydenham then to West Croydon
- 4 southbound to New Cross
South London Line
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Surrey Quays railway station.|
- "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
- "London Overground Signs Standard – Issue 3" (PDF). Transport for London. 3 August 2009. p. 18. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 May 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
- "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.
- Martin Hoscik (10 December 2012). "Boris opens new London Overground link". Mayorwatch.co.uk. MayorWatch. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
- Table 178 National Rail timetable, May 2016
|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
|East London Line||
towards Dalston Junction
|South London Line||
towards Clapham Junction
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
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