Clapham North tube station

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Clapham North
London Underground
Clapham North stn entrance.JPG
The station entrance
Clapham North is located in Greater London
Clapham North
Clapham North
Location of Clapham North in Greater London
Location Clapham
Local authority London Borough of Lambeth
Managed by London Underground
Owner London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
OSI Clapham High Street [1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2009 Decrease 5.57 million[2]
2010 Increase 5.65 million[3]
2011 Increase 5.83 million[4]
2012 Decrease 5.82 million[4]
Railway companies
Original company City and South London Railway
Key dates
3 June 1900 (1900-06-03) Opened as Clapham Road
13 September 1926 Renamed Clapham North
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°27′54″N 0°07′48″W / 51.465°N 0.13°W / 51.465; -0.13

Clapham North tube station is an Underground station in Clapham, London. It is on the Northern line between Clapham Common and Stockwell. The station is located in Travelcard Zone 2, at the northern end of Clapham High Street, and a short walk away from Clapham High Street railway station. Although there is no direct interchange link interchange between the two it 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.[5]

History[edit]

The station opened as Clapham Road on 3 June 1900[6] as part of an extension of the City & South London Railway to Clapham Common one stop to the south. The station, designed by TP Figgis, is one of two remaining stations that has an island platform in the station tunnel, serving both the northbound and southbound lines; the other is Clapham Common. The original station building was replaced in the mid-1920s when the line was modernised and the original building was remodelled by Charles Holden. The ticket hall was rebuilt after the installation of escalators and Figgis's station facade was replaced with biscuit-cream faience slabs and black coping tiles to the parapet walls. In turn the station has recently had its façade reclad. The station's name was changed to Clapham North on 13 September 1926[6] after the line was extended to Morden that year.[7]

Clapham North is one of eight London Underground stations which has a deep-level air-raid shelter beneath it.

The platforms at Clapham North tube station. This platform and the one at Clapham Common are the narrowest on the London Underground.
Clapham North's narrow platform with trains passing by. Fisheye 180° FOV.

Connections[edit]

Buses[edit]

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

Out of Station interchange[edit]

Clapham High Street railway station, on the South London Line section of the London Overground, is a 200 metre walk away from the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Out of Station Interchange (OSI)". Oyster and National Rail (independent guide). 26 May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Rose, Douglas (December 2007) [1980]. The London Underground: A Diagrammatic History (8th ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. ISBN 978-1-85414-315-0. 
  7. ^ "Clapham High Street - History". claphamhighstreet.co.uk. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Morden
Northern line