Battersea railway station (WLER)

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"Battersea station" redirects here. For the proposed London Underground station, see Battersea tube station. For other uses, see Battersea station (disambiguation).
A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Battersea railway station

Battersea railway station (WLER) was a station on the West London Extension Railway on Battersea High Street. It opened on 1 Oct 1863 and closed on 21 October 1940 after air raid damage. It was south of Battersea railway bridge, at the end of the now pedestrianised area of Battersea High Street by the junction with Simpson Street. The station was demolished after closure and no remains are visible today. The site, and an access route from Gwynne Road continue to remain the property of Network Rail, allowing for potential reconstruction should the need arise in future.

Site of Battersea railway station in 1962

It should not be confused with another station which Dendy Marshall (1963) lists as "Battersea"; but which Course (1963) calls "Battersea Park and Steamboat Pier station." This was located on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, adjacent to the steamboat pier on the south bank, next to Victoria railway bridge. It opened on 1 Oct 1860 with Victoria station, and closed on 1 November 1870.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Clapham Junction   West London Line
1863-1940
  Chelsea & Fulham
London Waterloo   L&SWR
1869-1916
  Chelsea & Fulham

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Coordinates: 51°28′17″N 0°10′20″W / 51.47152°N 0.17219°W / 51.47152; -0.17219