- Clapham Common tube station
The station entrance
Location of Clapham Common in Greater London
Location Clapham Local authority London Borough of Lambeth Managed by London Underground Owner London Underground Number of platforms 2 Fare zone 2 London Underground annual entry and exit 2008 9.050 million 2009 8.974 million 2010 8.970 million 1900 Opened as terminus (C&SLR) 1926 Became through station List of stations Underground · National Rail
The station is at the eastern tip of Clapham Common and was opened in June 1900 as the new southern terminus of the City & South London Railway, which was extended from Stockwell. It remained the terminus until the Morden extension was opened in 1926. Apart from a small domed entrance building on the tip of the narrow triangular island formed by The Pavement and Clapham Common South Side, the station is entirely underground.
A curved steel and glass pavilion was built on the south-east end of Clapham Common South Side was built by architects firm Aukett Fitzroy Robinson. This links to the below-ground ticket hall via a pedestrian tunnel under the road.
Clapham Common is one of two remaining deep-level stations on the underground that has an island platform in tunnel, serving both the northbound and southbound lines; the other is Clapham North. Due to safety worries there are plans to replace them in the future. It is one of eight London Underground stations which has a deep-level air-raid shelter underneath it. Both entrances to the shelter are north of the station on Clapham High Street.
- ^ a b c "Customer metrics: entries and exits". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. 2003-2010. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/corporate/modesoftransport/tube/performance/default.asp?onload=entryexit. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
- ^ "Clapham Common Station". Aukett Fitzroy Robinson. http://www.aukettfitzroyrobinson.com/02_sectors/2F_transport/2F_04_tx.htm. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
- London's Transport Museum Photographic Archive Station in 1925
Preceding station London Underground Following stationtowards Morden Northern line Northern line StationsHigh Barnet branchEdgware branchCharing Cross branchBank branchMorden lineFuture
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