Wandsworth Road railway station

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Wandsworth Road London Overground National Rail
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Wandsworth Road is located in Greater London
Wandsworth Road
Wandsworth Road
Location of Wandsworth Road in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Lambeth
Managed byLondon Overground
Station codeWWR
DfT categoryF1
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Increase 0.830 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 0.813 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 0.803 million[1]
2018–19Decrease 0.780 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 0.703 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyLondon, Chatham and Dover Railway
Key dates
1 March 1863Opened
3 April 1916Former London Chatham & Dover Railway platforms closed
Other information
External links
WGS8451°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
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Wandsworth Road railway station is a National Rail station between Battersea and Clapham in south London. It is served by London Overground services between Clapham Junction and Dalston Junction, with a limited service to Battersea Park, and a daily Southeastern service to Ashford International once a day. It is 1 mile 75 chains (3.1 km) from London Victoria.


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 3 April 1916,[4][5] 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.[6] 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.[7]


London Overground operate four services per hour in each direction between Clapham Junction and Dalston Junction, and one early morning & one late evening service from and to Battersea Park.[8]

Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
Clapham High Street
towards Dalston Junction
  South London line   Clapham Junction
    Battersea Park
1 train per day
National Rail National Rail
London Victoria   Southeastern
Victoria - Ashford International
1 train per day
  Clapham High Street
  Historical railways  
Battersea Park Road
Line open, station closed
  London, Chatham & Dover Railway
Main Line
  Clapham High Street
Line and station open

Former services[edit]

Before November 2007, when Eurostar trains were transferred from Waterloo to St Pancras, they passed by 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 run on lines no longer used 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 completely in June 2013, following the ratification of the service withdrawal request by the Department for Transport and Office of Rail and Road.[9]


London Buses routes 77, 87 and 452 and night route N87 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. ^ The London, Chatham & Dover Railway, by Adrian Gray - p. 57
  3. ^ The London, Chatham & Dover Railway, by Adrian Gray - p. 57
  4. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  5. ^ Southern Electric 4th Edition p. 6
  6. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 240. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  7. ^ Wandsworth Road Kent Rail
  8. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 178 (Network Rail)
  9. ^ "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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