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Overground at Clapham Junction

We caught an Overground train from Clapham Junction yesterday, and obviously by default found ourselves instinctively walking towards Platforms 1 and 2 where Overground trains always depart from.

Except not always though,┬ábecause an eagle-eyed companion of ours spotted that oddly the train was scheduled to leave from Platform 17 – on completely the other side of the station – where Southern trains that run up through Shepherds Bush often come through.

We’d never seen this before and wondered how often it occurs – and why. Was there a problem with Platform 1, was it for driver/route knowledge or training … or some other reason? We’d love to know.

Overground from Platform 17

Overground from Platform 17