Battersea railway station

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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).
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Site of Battersea railway station in 1962
Location Battersea
Owner West London Extension Railway
Key dates
1863 (1863) Opened
1940 (1940) Closed
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A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Battersea railway station

Battersea was a railway station on the West London Extension Railway located on Battersea High Street in Battersea, south-west London. It opened on 1 October 1863 and closed on 21 October 1940 after air raid damage during the Blitz of World War II.

The station was south of Battersea Railway Bridge, at the end of the now pedestrianised area of Battersea High Street by the junction with Simpson Street. It 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.

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 pier on the south bank of the River Thames, next to Victoria Railway Bridge. That station opened on 1 October 1860 along with Victoria station and closed on 1 November 1870.

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Clapham Junction   West London Line
  Chelsea & Fulham
Waterloo   London and South Western Railway
  Chelsea & Fulham

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