Up the Junction

Just before we went on holiday, I made my last visit to offices in Kew Bridge, reviewing designs of the river crossings for a gas pipeline in Turkey.  This has been a regular trip, from Redhill to Clapham Junction and then back out of London to Kew Bridge.

Changing trains at Clapham Junction is always interesting.  Routes from London’s south and south-west termini, London Waterloo and London Victoria, funnel through the station making it one of the busiest in Europe by number of trains using it, 100-180 per hour except between midnight and 5am.  On a typical brief visit transiting between platforms one will see trains and liveries from Southern Railway, South West Trains, Gatwick Express and London Overground.  Occasionally one can also spot the odd goods train, although most cross-London traffic is in the quieter night hours.

One of the delights of Clapham is the complete hotchpotch of architecture on the main footbridge spanning all the platforms.  On my last visit I took my camera, and these random shots record my visit…..

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About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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