Anerley railway station
Anerley railway station is in the London Borough of Bromley in south London. It is in Travelcard Zone 4, and the station is owned by Network Rail, managed by London Overground and trains are operated by Southern and London Overground The main building on the down side (which is only open weekday/Saturday mornings), replaced an original building which was on the up platform. There are 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
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. 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 Phoenix Suburb, Alan Warwick, 1972) 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. 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 southbound route of the East London Line that opened on May 23, 2010, making Anerley part of the London Overground network.

Services
New off peak service since 23 May 2010
  • 4tph (xx03/xx18/xx33/xx48) to Highbury & Islington, calling at Penge West, Sydenham (London), Forest Hill, Honor Oak Park, Brockley, New Cross Gate, Surrey Quays, Canada Water, Rotherhithe, Wapping, Shadwell, Whitechapel, Shoreditch High Street, Hoxton, Haggerston, Dalston Junction and Canonbury
  • 2tph (xx10/xx40) to London Bridge, calling at Penge West, Sydenham, Forest Hill, Honor Oak Park, Brockley and New Cross Gate
  • 2tph (xx24/xx54) to Caterham, calling at Norwood Junction, East Croydon, South Croydon, Purley Oaks, Purley, Kenley, Whyteleafe and Whyteleafe South
  • 4tph (xx00/xx15/xx30/xx45) to West Croydon, calling at Norwood Junction
The new timetable means the trains serving this station have jumped from 2 per hour to 6, but 2 of these go to London Bridge.

Transport links
London bus routes 157, 249, 358, 432 and night routes N3.

Preceding station National Rail Following station Penge West Southern Brighton Main Line Norwood Junction Preceding station London Overground Following station Penge West towards Highbury & Islington East London Line Norwood Junction towards West Croydon

Building Activity

  • removed a media
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com