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South London, on the 'Atlantic Line'.
Railway type and traffic
London Overground services between Clapham and Highbury & Islington call at the station. Southeastern services from Victoria to Kent pass by.
Many freight trains from the channel tunnel to the north.
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A lightly used unmanned station in a built up area. Probably a bit dodgy in the evenings.
Street parking seems to be available nearby.
There are trains every 30 mins from London Bridge and Victoria.
Clapham North underground station is very close, turn left at the station exit, walk under the railway bridge then turn right.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are no facilities in the station, but there are a few local shops and fast food outlets are nearby.
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Clapham High Street
Clapham High Street general view map
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The line runs northwest-southeast so the sun can be a problem for some shots in the morning. The stopping services are usually 2 car class 456 units, so there is plenty of room at the far end of the platforms away from the waiting passengers. There is not too much background noise.
General views - All photographs © Paul Bowery unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west
The view towards London Victoria.
Fig 2 - Looking
Freight trains usually use the Atlantic Lines, which run through the platforms.
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There are two other lines running past the station which are used by the Eurostars and most of the Victoria trains.
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