Clapham Junction Station Upgrades

Our work to upgrade Clapham Junction Station is underway

Brighton Yard at Clapham Junction station

Clapham Junction is the busiest interchange in the country and we’ve begun a multi-million-pound, multi-year programme of works to improve the station.

The three phases of work will initially see over £35 million pounds invested to improve passenger experience and reduce congestion.

Phase 1

Phase 1 began in early 2022 and will conclude in late 2023. This includes:

  • Refurbishment of all 10 lifts
  • A roll out of passenger Wi-Fi
  • Deep cleaning and painting of the Grant Road entrance, with additional lighting installed
  • Painting of the overbridge, platforms 1 to 6, as well as painting the waiting rooms on platforms 9/10 and 13/14
  • Construction of new retail units on the overbridge and in front of the station’s Brighton Yard entrance
  • Installation of new digital advertising screens

Phase 2 – Brighton Yard Remodel

The next major project began in Autumn 2022. This year-long project will remodel the Brighton Yard entrance to reduce congestion, increase space and improve passenger experience.

New toilets and baby changing rooms will be installed as well as a Changing Places facility and a new, larger, retail unit.

To help us make these improvements, the ticket office at Brighton Yard will close and there will be a temporary reduction in bike rack spaces. The ticket office at the St John’s Hill entrance will remain open for passengers.

Visualisation of the improved Clapham Junction station concourse
Visualisation of the improved Clapham Junction station concourse at ticket gates

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Phase 3 

Over the Easter weekend (Friday 7 to Monday 10 April 2023) our teams delivered a major improvement for passengers by installing a new, wider staircase at Clapham Junction station on platforms 13 and 14.

In just four days, the existing staircase was demolished, removed and a new one lifted in, all in time to be fully operational when the platforms reopened. 

We worked with contractors from Octavius around the clock to complete this impressive feat of engineering, making full use of the LTM 1650-8.1, an 80m long, 8 axled hydraulic crane that can lift 700 tonnes. 

The custom built, wider staircase was installed to improve capacity and reduce overall congestion in the station, providing a more comfortable experience for passengers travelling through.  

A special thank you goes to all who worked so hard to deliver this significant upgrade in such a short time frame. 

In this phase, we will also replace most of the station’s passenger information systems including new information screens, CCTV and announcement system. 

Passengers requiring step free access to Victoria, Battersea Park and along the Brighton mainline will need to take alternative routes. Station staff will be on hand throughout the works and passengers can plan their journeys at National Rail.  

Contact us

For more information or to get in touch with us, please contact us by visiting our contact us page or by calling our 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.