The Anonymous Widower

Changing At Clapham Junction Station

The one thing that worked well on my trip today, was changing at Clapham Junction station to go south.

If you use the bridge over the tracks, it is fully served with lifts, so if you are wheeling a heavy case to Gatwick Airport, it is probably easier than say getting it off the Underground at Victoria station.  There’s also a couple of coffee shops on the bridge and even in the rush hour today, there was somewhere to sit.

I think we should congratulate Network Rail on doing a good design job in bringing an old bridge up to the standard that travellers expect these days.

I would also recommend you buy your tickets before travelling, unless you are prepared to go through the barriers and buy the tickets at the station.

One good thing about changing at Clapham Junction, is that if you use the bridge it is fairly eas to find your ongoing platform. Coming north, it is very easy as you always go to Platform 2.

Hopefully, this will improve as more and more people use Clapham Junction station to change to and from the south. Today, the trains to and from the station on the South London line weren’t very full. But then that was the case when the rest of the Overground opened.

I don’t think it will stay as quiet for long!

December 12, 2012 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , ,


  1. […] I indicated in this post, if I was going from Dalston Junction station to Gatwick Airport, I’d go via Clapham Junction […]

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  2. Did you collect your tickets from the new machines at Clapham High Street which appears to now have three?

    Comment by Overground Commuter | December 12, 2012 | Reply

    • I went to the main ticket office in the shopping centre, as I was well before 09:30 and the machines weren’t offering an off peak return, I also find some machines don’t respond to my fingers, as they are very dry. That’s why I like to buy tickets over the internet. But because of the machines, I often have to get them from a ticket office or Virgin’s machines at Euston. I can’t be the only person, who can’t use touch screens.

      Comment by AnonW | December 12, 2012 | Reply

  3. My mother doesn’t like touch screens either. I remember when the stations removed the old Quickfare button machines for the modern touch screens, that I found them very fiddly, but it’s second nature now and can offer a wider range of tickets. But even now, it can still be difficult to figure out which ticket to buy!

    Comment by Overground Commuter | December 12, 2012 | Reply

    • I don’t find all machines bad. The ones at Euston and those at Kings Cross are OK. It could be they’re in warm rooms. But I have had problems. Today, I gave up at Clapham Junction and went to the ticket office.

      Comment by AnonW | December 12, 2012 | Reply

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