Balham tube station

Category: Tube stations

Balham tube station is a station on London Underground’s Northern Line located between Clapham South and Tooting Bec stations. The surface building was designed by the architect Charles Holden. The station opened on 13 September 1926 as part of the Morden extension of the City & South London Railway (now part of the Northern Line).

The station is in Travelcard Zone 3.

Balham station has entrances on the east and west sides of Balham High Street linked by a pedestrian subway. Regional rail services also run from the adjacent Balham railway station.

On October 14, 1940, during World War II, a bomb fell in the road above the station, with the blast penetrating into the tunnel 9 metres below. The water mains and sewage pipes were broken, causing flooding and the loss of 65 lives. The station and the tracks between Clapham South and Tooting Bec were closed until January 1941.


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