The station employed a variety of staff, including the station master, signalmen, clerks and cleaners. Clapham Junction station opened in 1863. The station is really in Battersea, but Clapham was chosen as the name, as, at the time, it was a more fashionable district than Battersea. It is the busiest station in Britain, with 15 platforms, and over 2000 trains passing through it every day.
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