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With the opening of the train line to Crystal Palace in 1856, Balham began its transformation from a small village to the south of London to the busy neighbourhood visitors emerge into from the station today. Trains from Balham include regular services to London Victoria, Sutton, Epsom, Milton Keynes Central and South Croydon, and the station is also connected to the London Underground's Northern Line. The centre of Balham, with its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants, can be found immediately outside the station along Balham High Road and Bedford Hill. Balham is also the closest National Rail station to Tooting Bec Common and the Tooting Bec Lido. This open-air swimming pool is open to the general public from May to September and is the second largest in the UK. It's about twenty minutes on foot from the station or fifteen minutes by bus.

Station details & facilities

Balham's concourse is on Station Road, and has ticket desks, ticket machines and access to the London Underground (Northern Line). From the concourse, the platforms are reached via a ramp and subway, with a lift to platforms 1 (southbound) and 2 (towards London). There is a taxi rank and bus stop on Station Road, with further bus stops for onward connections on Balham High Road. There is an easy-access toilet and a cafe on the platforms.

Departures and arrivals from Balham

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Balham station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London VictoriaSouthern12:552On time
to London BridgeSouthern13:041On time
to London VictoriaSouthern13:102On time
to West CroydonSouthern13:151On time
to London VictoriaSouthern13:252On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from West CroydonSouthern12:552On time
from London VictoriaSouthern13:041On time
from London BridgeSouthern13:102On time
from London VictoriaSouthern13:151On time
from West CroydonSouthern13:242On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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