Clapham Common tube station
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Location of Clapham Common in Greater London
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|Number of platforms||2|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|1900||Opened as terminus (C&SLR)|
|1926||Became through station|
|Added to list||27 March 1981|
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The station is at the eastern tip of Clapham Common and was opened in June 1900 as the new southern terminus of the City & South London Railway, which was extended from Stockwell. It remained the terminus until the Morden extension was opened in 1926. Apart from a small domed entrance building on the tip of the narrow triangular island formed by The Pavement and Clapham Common South Side and the new glass entrance pavilion, the station is entirely underground.
A curved steel and glass pavilion was built on the south-east end of Clapham Common South Side by architects firm Aukett Fitzroy Robinson. This links to the below-ground ticket hall via a pedestrian tunnel under the road.
The station today
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The station has two entrances, one at the west with a dome-shaped entrance and one at the east with a curved steel and glass pavilion. There is also a clock tower next to the western entrance.
Clapham Common is one of two remaining deep-level stations on the underground that has an island platform in tunnel serving both the northbound and southbound lines, the other being Clapham North. Because of safety worries and high station usage(s) there are plans to replace them.
Clapham Common is one of eight London Underground stations that have a deep-level air-raid shelter underneath them. Both entrances to the shelter are north of the station on Clapham High Street.
Services and connections
London Bus routes 35; 37; 50; 88; 137; 155; 249; 322; 345 and 417, school routes 689 and 690, and night routes N35, N137 and N155 serve the station. Additionally, bus routes 37, 88 and 345 provide a 24-hour bus service.
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- Clapham Common Underground Station - Bus
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- London's Transport Museum Photographic Archive Station in 1925
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