Clapham Junction railway station

railway station and transport hub in the London Borough of Wandsworth

Clapham Junction railway station is a train station in Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is on St. John's Hill in the south west of Battersea.

Clapham Junction London Overground National Rail
South West (Brighton Yard) entrance
Clapham Junction is located in Greater London
Clapham Junction
Clapham Junction
Location of Clapham Junction in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Wandsworth
Managed byNetwork Rail
Station codeCLJ
DfT categoryB
Number of platforms17
Fare zone2
Cycle parkingYes – external
Toilet facilitiesYes – behind gateline
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 25.287 million[2]
– interchange Increase 26.847 million[2]
2014–15Increase 26.466 million[2]
– interchange Increase 28.426 million[2]
2015–16Increase 32.282 million[2]
– interchange Increase 30.449 million[2]
2016–17Decrease 30.681 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 27.330 million[2]
Key dates
2 March 1863Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°27′53″N 0°10′14″W / 51.4646°N 0.1705°W / 51.4646; -0.1705
Details of roof support columns at Clapham Junction

The station


The services

The railway junction at Clapham Junction, facing east

All services to Waterloo and many services to Victoria and Croydon stations pass through the junction; these include South West Trains, Gatwick Express and Southern services. Services from Clapham Junction also head north along the West London line, through West Brompton and Kensington (Olympia), on to Willesden Junction and Watford Junction - services (to Willesden Junction) are operated by London Overground.

Typical off-peak service of about 110 trains (one train every 30 seconds) is:

  • 27 London Waterloo
  • 22 London Victoria
  • 1 Alton
  • 1 stopping to Basingstoke
  • 2 Brighton
  • 2 Caterham
  • 2 Chessington South
  • 1 Dorking (via Sutton)
  • 2 Dorking (via Wimbledon)
  • 1 East Croydon (via Norbury)
  • 2 East Grinstead
  • 1 Epsom Downs
  • 2 Epsom (via Hackbridge)
  • 1 Epsom (via Norbury)
  • 2 Guildford (via Cobham)
  • 2 Guildford (via Epsom)
  • 2 Hampton Court
  • 1 Haslemere
  • 1 Horsham
  • 1 Littlehampton and Eastbourne (divides at Haywards Heath)
  • 2 London Bridge
  • 2 London Waterloo (via Brentford, Hounslow and Richmond)
  • 2 London Waterloo (via Richmond, Hounslow and Brentford)
  • 2 London Waterloo (via Wimbledon, Kingston and Richmond)
  • 2 London Waterloo (via Richmond, Kingston and Wimbledon)
  • 1 Milton Keynes Central (via Kensington)
  • 1 Ore and Littlehampton (divides at Haywards Heath and Eastbourne)
  • 1 Poole
  • 1 Portsmouth Harbour (via Haslemere)
  • 1 Portsmouth Harbour and Bognor Regis (divides at Horsham)
  • 2 Reading
  • 2 Shepperton
  • 1 Southampton Central and Bognor Regis (divides at Horsham)
  • 2 Sutton (via Norbury)
  • 2 West Croydon (via Crystal Palace)
  • 2 Weybridge (via Brentford, Hounslow and Staines)
  • 1 Weymouth
  • 2 Willesden Junction
  • 2 Windsor & Eton Riverside
  • 2 stopping to Woking
  • 1 Yeovil Junction (some continue to Exeter and beyond)
The station footbridge
Previous station   National Rail Next station
London Waterloo   South West Trains
South Western Main Line
West of England Main Line
  South West Trains
Waterloo to Basingstoke
Alton Line
Vauxhall   South West Trains
Waterloo to Woking
Mole Valley Line
Kingston Loop via Wimbledon
Shepperton Branch
Hampton Court Branch
New Guildford Line
London Waterloo   South West Trains
Waterloo to Reading
Vauxhall   South West Trains
Waterloo to Windsor
Queenstown Road
  South West Trains
Kingston Loop via Richmond
Hounslow Loop
Reading and Windsor Lines
  Wandsworth Town
London Victoria   Southern
Brighton Main Line
  East Croydon
West Brompton   Southern
West London line
  Wandsworth Common
Battersea Park   Southern
South London Line (Outer) or London Victoria to East Croydon
  London Overground
West London LineTerminus

The facilities


The station has 17 platforms, numbered 1 to 17, and arranged in two groups. Platform 1, the northernmost platform. The station's main entrance is from St. John's Hill, into a foot tunnel which is 15 ft (4.6 m) wide. It runs under the eastern end of the 17 platforms, and to a northern exit, which has restricted opening hours. The foot tunnel becomes very crowded during the morning and evening rush hours, and ticket barriers at the end of the tunnel are a particular pinch point.

A covered footbridge connects the platforms at their western end. The footbridge does not have an exit to or from the station.

The Junction


The station is named Clapham Junction because it is close to the joining point of a number of major rail lines—although the name is not shared by any junction near the station. The names of the nearby rail junctions are:

  • Falcon Jn
  • Ludgate GW Jn
  • Latchmere Jns
  • West London Jn
  • Pouparts Jn


  1. National Rail: Clapham Junction Accessed 7 August 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

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