A new train line connecting the borough with Canary Wharf and the city is set to open.
The extension of the Overground line, first opened five years ago, provides an orbital route connecting Clapham Junction directly with Surrey Quays.Trains will run from Clapham Junction, through Wandsworth Road and Clapham High Street stations through to Peckham and up to Canada Water, Shoreditch High Street and Shadwell, via Surrey Quays.
From December 2012, the new London Overground extension to Clapham Junction will provide a more frequent service of four trains per hour via Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye to the City and Docklands. Cyril Richert, of the Clapham Junction Action Group, was quoted as saying it reflects good public investment for the community adding: "The regeneration of the overground lines is great news for Clapham Junction. It is only a few years ago that the busiest train station in Britain first appeared on the tube map, with the link to Willesden Junction and up north.
"It reinforces the station's role as a major transport hub south of the river and should increase pressure on Network Rail to give its view on the station itself, and not only rely on small patches here and there," he added.
“It is obviously important for residents in Clapham to have good travel connections and this is another step to achieving that,” says Melissa De Vall, manager at the Clapham branch of lettings agent Bushlles. “Clapham is a vibrant community with busy people who need to be able to travel around the whole of London with ease.”