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Clapham Junction

Clapham Junction is a busy railway junction and station in Battersea in London. When the station was built the name Clapham Junction was chosen because Clapham was a more fashionable area than Battersea. It is the busiest railway station in the United Kingdom. With 15 platforms (numbered 2 to 16, there is no platform 1) and around 2000 trains passing through the station each day, it may well be the busiest station in the world. All services to Waterloo and most services to Victoria stations pass through the junction, these include South West Trains, Connex and South Central services.

On December 12 1988 35 people died when three commuter trains collided at Clapham junction.

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