Earlsfield station lies within Travelcard Zone 3 in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The station takes its name from an old Victorian family estate that once stood on the present station site -- upon selling the residence to the railway, the family made it a condition of sale that the station would be known as Earlsfield.
The station, opened in 1884, runs regular services to London Waterloo, Guildford, Hampton Court and Dorking. Trains toward London Waterloo depart from platform 2, with services heading away from London leaving from platform 3. Platform 1 is only used when 3 is unavailable.
Earlsfield town grew up around the station from which it takes its name and lies somewhat in the shadow of its neighbours Tooting, Clapham and Battersea, making it a rather more sedate, family-focused way of life. Earlsfield does enjoy a vibrant high-street - home to a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants - on the same road as the station.