Clapham Junction

Location type


Name and dates

Clapham Junction

Station code: National Rail
Where: London and South East, England
Opened on the Waterloo Extension (London and South Western Railway).
Opened on the London and Southampton Railway.
Opened on the Richmond Railway.
Opened on the West London Extension Railway .
Opened on the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway.

Chronology Dates

  /  /1840London and South Western Railway
Fully opened from London to Southampton. Stations on this section have included: Victoria, Battersea Park, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden, Berrylands, Surbiton, Esher, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, West Weybridge, Byfleet & New Haw, Woking, Brookwood, Farnborough, Fleet, Winchfield, Hook, Basingstoke, Micheldever, Winchester, Shawford, Eastleigh, Southampton Airport, Swaythling, St Denys, Southampton [1st].
  /  /1863London and South Western Railway
Clapham Common closed with opening of Clapham Junction.
  /  /1863London and South Western Railway
Clapham Junction opened. (With opening of the West London Extension Railway.)
12/12/1988London and South Western Railway
Three trains are involved in crash at Clapham Junction killing 35 and injuring 500 due to a signal failure caused by incorrect wiring. A Poole to London Waterloo and a Basingstoke to Waterloo ran into empty stock. Signalling engineers were found to be working exceptionally long hours in the area.

News items

22/09/2021Fury as new Northern Line Extension stops short of Clapham Junction [Daily Mail]
20/11/2018Deep seated problem revealed by Waterloo crash [Rail News]
28/10/2012The rise of rail nostalgia [Telegraph]
19/07/2011Update on the East London Line Extension To Clapham Junction
20/05/2011Station upgrade gives Clapham Junction a big lift []
15/02/2011New entrance to make Clapham Junction accessible for all [Network Rail PR]
25/04/2007A brighter future at Clapham Junction [Railway Strategies]


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Greater London v. 3 (Regional Railway History)