Earlsfield railway station

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Earlsfield National Rail
Earlsfield station slow platforms look north.JPG
Earlsfield is located in Greater London
Location of Earlsfield in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Wandsworth
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Station codeEAD
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms3 (facing 4 tracks)
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Increase 7.170 million[1]
2016–17Increase 7.197 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 6.556 million[1]
2018–19Increase 6.879 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 6.519 million[1]
Key dates
1 April 1884Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°26′33″N 0°11′16″W / 51.4424°N 0.1877°W / 51.4424; -0.1877Coordinates: 51°26′33″N 0°11′16″W / 51.4424°N 0.1877°W / 51.4424; -0.1877
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Earlsfield railway station is on the South Western main line serving Earlsfield in the London Borough of Wandsworth, South London. The station is in Travelcard Zone 3, 5 miles 46 chains (9.0 km) from London Waterloo and situated between Clapham Junction and Wimbledon. It is operated by South Western Railway, as are all the trains serving it.


A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Earlsfield railway station

The station was named after a large nearby Victorian residence, Earlsfield, now demolished. This was owned by the Davis family, who also owned the land required for the station, and one of the conditions of sale was that the station would be named after their house.[2]

Opened by the London and South Western Railway on 1 April 1884, it became part of the Southern Railway during the grouping of 1923. The station then passed to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the privatisation of British Rail.

In 2012 Network Rail undertook a major revamp of the station. The main entrance was reconstructed and lifts were installed for each platform as part of a £5.6 million scheme to improve facilities and accessibility, including the provision of step-free access.[3][4]


Platform view (1991)

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Trains to Clapham Junction/London Waterloo depart from platform 2; trains going away from London depart from platform 3. Platform 1 is adjacent to the fast down line out of London, but none of the fast services operated by South Western Railway call at Earlsfield, so this platform is only used occasionally when the line served by platform 3 is unavailable. As a result, access to this platform is through sliding gates through safety fencing installed in 2014.[5]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Clapham Junction   South Western Railway
South Western Main Line


London Buses Routes 44, 77, 270 and Night Route N44 serve the station


  1. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Gerhold, Dorian (1998), Wandsworth Past, Historical Publications, p. 68, ISBN 0-948667-47-8
  3. ^ "Major revamp for Earlsfield station revealed". Network Rail. 20 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Accessible rail travel in south London gets a lift - or rather 15". Network Rail. 18 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Safety measures set to be installed at Wimbledon and Earlsfield stations to prevent people falling on tracks". Sutton & Croydon Guardian. 18 March 2014.