Wandsworth Road railway station

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Wandsworth Road London Overground
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Wandsworth Road is located in Greater London
Wandsworth Road
Wandsworth Road
Location of Wandsworth Road in Greater London
Location Clapham
Local authority London Borough of Lambeth
Managed by London Overground
Station code WWR
DfT category F1
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 Increase 64,605[1]
2005–06 Increase 66,787[1]
2006–07 Increase 164,030[1]
2007–08 Decrease 138,798[1]
2008–09 Increase 166,326[1]
2009–10 Increase 181,014[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.240 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.279 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.313 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 0.548 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 0.617 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Key dates
1 March 1863 Opened
April 1916 Former London Chatham & Dover Railway platforms closed
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°28′12″N 0°08′18″W / 51.47°N 0.1384°W / 51.47; -0.1384Coordinates: 51°28′12″N 0°08′18″W / 51.47°N 0.1384°W / 51.47; -0.1384

Wandsworth Road railway station is a National Rail station in Clapham, South London served by London Overground services from Clapham Junction to Highbury & Islington, with a limited service to Battersea Park and once daily Southeastern service to London Victoria and Bromley South.

History[edit]

A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Wandsworth Road

The station opened on 1 March 1863, on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway original double-track low-level route from Victoria via Stewarts Lane, which was opened between Victoria and Herne Hill, on 25 August 1862.[2] The same railway company constructed a triple-track high-level route between Battersea Pier Junction and Brixton, part of which opened between Factory Junction, (100 metres north of Wandsworth Road station) and Brixton on 1 May 1866 together with three additional platforms at Wandsworth Road.[3] Therefore, from May 1866 until April 1916, this station had five platforms. On 1 May 1867, the London, Chatham and Dover Railway leased the original two tracks to the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR), for use by its new South London Line service (which run between Victoria and London Bridge via Denmark Hill). On 1 April 1916, the three 1866 platforms were closed, as the South Eastern & Chatham railway withdrew its service, leaving only the original two 1863 platforms, which were still served by the LBSCR. These platforms closed on 19 May 1926. The LBSCR platforms reopened on 20 September 1926.[4] The former South Eastern & Chatham platforms which closed in 1916 were demolished in the late 1920s. Therefore, the current two platforms served by London Overground are the original platforms of 1863.

A footbridge was installed by Network SouthEast in November 1988 having previously been used at Mitcham.[5]

Services[edit]

London Overground operate four services per hour in each direction between Clapham Junction and Highbury & Islington, and one early morning & one late evening service from and one late evening service to Battersea Park.[6] Southeastern operate one service per day from London Victoria to Bromley South calling at 05:37.

Preceding station   Overground roundel (no text).svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
Clapham High Street
towards Dalston Junction
  South London Line   Clapham Junction
Terminus
    Battersea Park
1 train per day
National Rail National Rail
London Victoria   Southeastern
Victoria - Bromley South
Limited Service
  Clapham High Street
Imperial Wharf   Southern
Olympia to Wandsworth Road
Limited Service
  Terminus

Former services[edit]

Until Eurostar trains were transferred from Waterloo to St Pancras, they ran through Wandsworth Road

Until 8 December 2012 Wandsworth Road was served by a twice-hourly Southern service between London Victoria and London Bridge. This was replaced by London Overground's service between Clapham Junction and Highbury & Islington.

Following the withdrawal of CrossCountry's services from Reading to Brighton via Kensington Olympia in December 2008 the Department for Transport required a weekly parliamentary train to operate over lines no longer served by other services, hence Southern operated a morning weekday service from Kensington Olympia to Clapham High Street with a corresponding service in the afternoon. This was withdrawn in December 2012. Since then the service was instead been cut back to Wandsworth Road from Kensington Olympia and then withdrawn entirely in June 2013, following the ratification of the service withdrawal request by the Department for Transport and Office of Rail Regulation.[7]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 77, 87 and 452 and night route N87 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ The London, Chatham & Dover Railway, by Adrian Gray - Page 57
  3. ^ The London, Chatham & Dover Railway, by Adrian Gray - Page 57
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 240. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  5. ^ Wandsworth Road Kent Rail
  6. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 178 (Network Rail)
  7. ^ "Ealing Broadway, Kensington (Olympia) & Wandsworth Road: withdrawal of scheduled railway passenger services"London Travel Watch 21 May 2013; Retrieved 24 May 2016

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