Anerley railway station

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.

Anerley London Overground National Rail
Anerley station building 2010.JPG
Anerley is located in Greater London
Location of Anerley in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Bromley
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeANZ
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 0.760 million[2]
2015–16Increase 0.887 million[2]
2016–17Increase 0.973 million[2]
2017–18Increase 0.994 million[2]
2018–19Increase 1.043 million[2]
Key dates
5 June 1839Station opened as Anerley Bridge
1840Station renamed Anerley
Other information
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WGS8451°24′53″N 0°04′01″W / 51.4147°N 0.067°W / 51.4147; -0.067Coordinates: 51°24′53″N 0°04′01″W / 51.4147°N 0.067°W / 51.4147; -0.067
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

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).


A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around the Brighton main line between South Croydon and Selhurst/Forest Hill, as well as surrounding lines

The station was opened originally as Anerley Bridge by the London and Croydon Railway in 1839.[3][4] It was situated in a largely unpopulated area, but was built as part of an agreement with the local landowner.[5]

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".[6][page needed]

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.[7]

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 Rail.

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.


The view of the station platforms from the footbridge, looking northbound. Penge West station can be seen in the distance.

London OvergroundEdit

As of December 2012 the off peak frequency is:[8]


As of May 2018 the off peak frequency is:[9]

During peak periods, additional Southbound trains may terminate at Sutton or West Croydon. On Sundays, southbound services are usually extended to Caterham.


London Buses routes 157, 249, 354, 358, 432 and night route N3 serve the station.[10]


Preceding station       London Overground   Following station
East London Line
towards West Croydon
  National Rail
Penge West   Southern
Brighton main line
  Norwood Junction


  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Borley, H.V. Chronology of London Railways.[full citation needed]
  4. ^ Connor, J.E.; Halford, B. Forgotten Stations of Greater London.[full citation needed]
  5. ^ Turner, John Howard (1978). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway 1 Origins and Formation. Batsford. p. 51. ISBN 0-7134-0275-X.
  6. ^ Warwick, Alan (1972). The Phoenix Suburb: a South London social history. Blue Boar Press. ISBN 0904034003.
  7. ^ Turner, John Howard (1978). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway 2 Establishment and Growth. Batsford. p. 48. ISBN 0-7134-1198-8.
  8. ^ "Overground timetables". TfL. Archived from the original on 17 December 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Timetables: Table 42". Southern. Archived from the original on 15 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Buses from Anerley Station" (PDF). TfL. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2020.


  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

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