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Trains to Clapham Junction Station

Located near St John's Hill in Battersea to the south of the River Thames, Clapham Junction is the 14th busiest station in the UK, with 120 trains an hour passing through the station. From the train station you can easily reach the larger mainline stations of London Waterloo and London Victoria with regular services run by the train operator South Western Railway. Other services run across Greater London from the station, including London Overground trains to Dalston Junction and Stratford. The station is managed by Network Rail

Station Area Map

Clapham Junction Train Station is located near St John's Hill. The new Brighton Yard entrance provides step-free access to the station, with an alternative Grant Road entrance also providing access. Services from Clapham Junction run across Greater London, operated by South Western Railway, Southern, and London Overground. Services operate on the Waterloo - Reading line, South West Main Line, and Brighton Main Line.

There are 17 platforms in total, though because the gap to the platform at platform 8 is too wide, trains do not stop here. There have been recent proposals for Platform 0 to reopen and a new platform was opened in 2012 to service the East London Line.

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Station Details and Facilities


St John's Hill, London SW11 2QP

General Information

Station Opening Hours

  • Sunday – Thursday: 04:30 – 01:30
  • Friday – Saturday: 24 hours for Gatwick Express services

Staffing Level

Full Time

British Transport Police

The British Transport Police office is located between platforms 7 and 8.

Ticket Buying and Collection

You can book train tickets to Clapham Junction with Split My Fare. You can receive e-Tickets to your e-mail address or collect them from a ticket machine or in the ticket office at Clapham Junction Station.

Ticket Office

Ticket Office Opening Hours

  • Monday – Friday 06:15 – 21:30
  • Saturday 06:15 – 21:30
  • Sunday 07:15 – 21:30

Accessible Ticket Machines

All machines are accessible.

Ticket machines can be found by:

The Brighton Yard exit

The Grant Road exit

The St John’s Hill exit

Height-adjusted ticket counter

New accessible ticket office windows and facilities are available at the new Brighton Yard entrance.

Penalty Fares

Penalty Fares apply on the following operators:

London Overground, South Western, and Southern.

Station Facilities

Cash Machines

There are ATMs located on the Footbridge by Platforms 11/12 and in the Subway Level 15/16.

Waiting Room

Waiting rooms are located on platforms 1/2, 9/10 and 13/14.

There are seats on all platforms.

Baby Change

Available on the upper level, near the Brighton Yard exit.

Photo Booth

Can be found on the footbridge above platforms 6/7.

Water Fountains

Situated on the overbridge between Platform 17 and the Brighton yard entrance. There are 2 additional fountains located in both Waiting Rooms on Platform 9/10 and 13/14.


Impaired Mobility Set Down

New Brighton Yard entrance allows for set down/drop off directly from St John’s Road. This new entrance gives step free access to the footbridge which has lifts to all platforms.

Ramp For Train Access


If you wish to book assistance but are not sure which train operator you are travelling with, you can call 0800 022 3720. On calling, you will be referred to the appropriate train operator.

Step Free Access

Step free access available through Brighton Yard entrance to all platforms via lifts. Step free access available through Grant Road entrance to platform 1 and 2 via lifts.


The toilets are located next to the Brighton Yard entrance gateline. The National key toilets are located next to the Brighton Yard entrance gateline; these toilets are operated by a radar key. A radar key is available from station staff upon request.

Lost Property

If you lose an item on a train, please contact the train company.

For items handed in at the station, please call the lost property team on 0207 978 5448.

Lost property is open: Monday to Friday 07:30 – 19:30

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Clapham Junction the biggest station in the UK?

While Clapham Junction has 17 platforms, London Waterloo is the biggest station in the UK, with 24 platforms in use.

What tube line is Clapham Junction?

While no tube line stops at Clapham Junction, the Northern Line stops at Clapham Common, Clapham North, and Clapham South.

What are the benefits of a Crossrail 2 station in Clapham Junction?

A Crossrail 2 station in Clapham Junction would provide step-free access from street level to the Crossrail 2 platforms and increase station capacity by 9000 passengers. There would also be access to additional locations within 45 minutes of Clapham Junction.