Clapham High Street railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Clapham High Street
London Overground National Rail
Clapham High Street stn entrance Dec 2012.JPG
Clapham High Street is located in Greater London
Clapham High Street
Clapham High Street
Location of Clapham High Street in Greater London
Location Clapham
Local authority London Borough of Lambeth
Managed by London Overground
Station code CLP
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
OSI Clapham North [1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2006–07 Increase 0.200 million[2]
2007–08 Increase 0.242 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 0.224 million[2]
2009–10 Increase 0.238 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 0.288 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 0.316 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 0.461 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Key dates
25 August 1862 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°27′57″N 0°07′58″W / 51.4658°N 0.1328°W / 51.4658; -0.1328

Clapham High Street railway station is on the South London Line. Services on the line are operated by London Overgrounds's service from Clapham Junction to Highbury & Islington. Southeastern also operate a limited services to and from London Victoria to South-east London.

It is close to Clapham North underground station and interchange is counted as an Out of Station Interchange on Oyster, so journeys involving a change between the two are charged as through journeys and not two separate journeys.[3]

History[edit]

This station was opened on 25 August 1862 by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) as Clapham, renamed Clapham & North Stockwell from May 1863. The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) route (current Atlantic Line, often referred to by its old name of South London Line) was authorized by an 1863 Act of Parliament and parallels the original 1862 LCDR route eastwards between Wandsworth Road and Brixton and beyond. Until the 1923 Grouping all lines through this station were owned by the LCDR, with two leased to the LBSCR for their sole use.

A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Clapham High Street

The original 'South' 1862 line was leased to the LBSCR in 1867 and the LCDR used the new 'North' 1867 lines.

Hence the existing platforms, together with the Grade 2 listed 1862 station building, form the original station. These platforms were used by the LCDR from 1862 to 1867, and the LBSCR until the 1923 grouping.[4][5]

The 1867 LCDR platforms were closed in April 1916 and subsequently demolished.[6] The eastbound platform's station building was destroyed by a bomb in 1944.[6]

The LCDR 1866 station building (on the north side) was partially demolished in 1924 after the 1916 closure, finally being demolished in the late 1970s. In British Rail days, access to the platforms was via a subway on the north side.[7]

The original south 1862 building was sold, being initially used as a furniture warehouse before being redeveloped in 2003 as residential accommodation. It is now Grade 2 listed. The platform had a full-length canopy that was demolished in the late 1970s.[6]

This Grade 2 listed 1862 building is the original station of 1862, not 1867, as wrongly quoted in several publications.

The line between London Victoria and London Bridge was electrified at 6600 V AC on the overhead system on 1 December 1909. It was re-electrified in 1928 using third rail 660 V DC and the overhead was dismantled.

In the 1950s it was renamed Clapham before receiving its current name in 1989 to avoid confusion with Clapham Junction.[6]

The station in 1984 with fencing being erected between the platform and former station building

In 2012 Southern refurbished the eastbound platform, erecting a new fence and repaving the surface. In late 2012, London Overground erected new waiting shelters and station name signs.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Wandsworth Road   British Rail
Southern Region

South London Line
  East Brixton

Services[edit]

Typical off-peak and peak service is four trains per hour in each direction. Since 9 December 2012, Southeastern operates a limited service to and from London Victoria.

Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
East London Line
National Rail National Rail
Denmark Hill   Southeastern
Victoria - Bromley South / Sevenoaks
Limited Service
  Wandsworth Road

Until 8 December 2012 Clapham High Street was served by a twice-hourly Southern service between London Victoria and London Bridge,

From 9 December 2012, London Overground services began operating between Clapham Junction and Surrey Quays, completing the orbital route around London. As a result, all Southern services were withdrawn and replaced with London Overground services, with 4 trains calling per hour.[8]

From 9 December 2013 there is a late night shuttle Overground service from Battersea Park to Clapham High Street. This service was requested by local Clapham Transport Users Group as a way of improving Battersea/Clapham connections.[citation needed]

Connections[edit]

Clapham North tube station is 200 metres away.

London Buses Routes 50, 88, 155, 322, 345, P5 and Night Route N155 serve the station in Clapham High Street.

Cycle Superhighway CS7 also passes near the station on Clapham High Street and Clapham North station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "Out of Station Interchange (OSI)". Oyster and National Rail (independent guide). 26 May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  4. ^ London Railway Record July 2012
  5. ^ The London Brighton and South Coast Railway Vol 2 JT Howard Turner
  6. ^ a b c d Clapham High Street Transport Urban Design
  7. ^ London Railway Record July 2012 Page 103
  8. ^ http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/london-overground-extension-to-clapham-junction-faq.pdf TfL London Overground Extension to Clapham Junction

External links[edit]