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Gloucester Road is a London Underground
London Underground
station in Kensington, west London. The station entrance is located close to the junction of Gloucester Road and Cromwell Road. Close by are the Cromwell Hospital and Baden-Powell House. The station is served by the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines. On the District and Piccadilly lines, the station is between South Kensington
Kensington
and Earl's Court, and on the Circle line, it is between South Kensington
Kensington
and High Street Kensington. It is in London fare zone 1. The station is in two parts: sub-surface platforms, opened in 1868 by the Metropolitan Railway
Metropolitan Railway
as part of the company's extension of the Inner Circle route from Paddington to South Kensington
Kensington
and to Westminster; and deep-level platforms opened in 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway. A variety of underground and main line services have operated over the sub-surface tracks. The deep-level platforms have remained largely unaltered with no lift access. A disused sub-surface platform features periodic art installations as part of Transport for London's Art on the Underground scheme.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Sub-surface station 1.2 Deep-level station

2 Services 3 Connections 4 Notes and references

4.1 Notes 4.2 References 4.3 Bibliography

5 External links

History[edit] Sub-surface station[edit]

Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
map showing the newly constructed Gloucester Road station, 1869

Original and current layout of sub-surface platforms

The station was opened as Brompton (Gloucester Road) on 1 October 1868 by the Metropolitan Railway
Metropolitan Railway
(MR, later the Metropolitan line) when it opened an extension from Paddington (Praed Street) (now Paddington). The station acted as the temporary terminus of the railway until 24 December 1868 when the MR opened tracks to South Kensington
Kensington
to connect to the first section of the District Railway
District Railway
(DR, later the District line) which opened on the same day from South Kensington
Kensington
to Westminster.[2] The station was provided with four platforms sheltered by an elliptical glazed iron roof. A two-storey station building in cream-coloured brick with arched windows and an ornamental balustrade at roof level was built at the eastern end. Initially, the MR operated all services over both companies' tracks.[3] Residential development had been gradually spreading westward from Belgravia
Belgravia
since the 1840s, but the area around the station site was mainly in horticultural use as market gardens when the new line was constructed. The planning of the line encouraged the local land owners, including Lord Kensington, to extend Cromwell Road
Cromwell Road
westwards and the opening of Gloucester Road station, stimulated rapid residential development in the surrounding area.[4] On 12 April 1869, the DR opened a south-westward extension from Gloucester Road to West Brompton where it opened an interchange station with the West London Extension Joint Railway (WLEJR, now the West London Line). At the opening there was no intermediate station – Earl's Court station did not open until 1871 – and the service operated as a shuttle between the two stations.[5] On 1 August 1870, the DR opened additional tracks between Gloucester Road and South Kensington
Kensington
and the West Brompton shuttle became a through service.[6] On 3 July 1871, the DR opened its own tracks between Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington. These tracks, the Cromwell Curve, were opened without Parliamentary authority in an unsuccessful attempt by the DR to improve its share of the revenues between High Street Kensington
Kensington
and South Kensington
Kensington
stations which were divided on the basis of mileage of track owned by the two companies.[7][note 1] On 1 February 1872, the DR opened a northbound branch from its station at Earl's Court to connect to the West London Extension Joint Railway (WLEJR, now the West London Line) at Addison Road (now Kensington (Olympia)).[2] From that date the Outer Circle service began running over the DR's tracks. The service was run by the North London Railway (NLR) from its terminus at Broad Street (now demolished) in the City of London via the North London Line
North London Line
to Willesden Junction, then the West London Line
West London Line
to Addison Road and the DR to Mansion House – at that time the eastern terminus of the DR.[8] From 1 August 1872, the Middle Circle
Middle Circle
service also began operations through Gloucester Road, running from Moorgate along the MR's tracks on the north side of the Inner Circle to Paddington, then over the Hammersmith & City Railway (H&CR) track to Latimer Road, then, via a now demolished link, on the WLEJR to Addison Road and the DR to Mansion House. The service was operated jointly by the H&CR and the DR.[8] On 30 June 1900, the Middle Circle
Middle Circle
service was withdrawn between Earl's Court and Mansion House,[9] and, on 31 December 1908, the Outer Circle service was also shortened to terminate at Earl's Court.[10] In 1949, the Metropolitan line-operated Inner Circle route was given its own identity on the tube map as the Circle line. In 1907, "Brompton" was dropped from the station's name to bring it into accordance with the deep-level station.[2] In the 1970s, the eastbound Circle line platform was taken out of use and the track layout was rearranged to remove the westbound Circle line track and widen the island platform. The eastbound Circle and District lines both serve the north side of the island platform and the westbound Circle line which was redirected to serve the south side of the island platform. The disused platform is used for Art on the Underground installations, often placed into the brick recesses in the northern retaining wall. In the 1990s a deck was constructed above the District and Circle line platforms on which was constructed a shopping mall and apartment building.[11]

Eastbound view of the Circle and District line
District line
platform, before deck was constructed

Modern eastbound view of Circle and District line
District line
platforms

Deep-level station[edit]

Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
station building

By the beginning of the 20th century, the DR had been extended to Richmond, Ealing Broadway, Hounslow West and Wimbledon in the west and to New Cross Gate in the east. The southern section of the Inner Circle was suffering considerable congestion between South Kensington and Mansion House, between which stations the DR was running an average of 20 trains per hour with more in the peak periods.[12] To relieve the congestion, the DR planned an express deep-level tube line starting from a connection to its sub-surface tracks west of Gloucester Road and running to Mansion House. The tunnels were planned to run about 60 to 70 feet (18–21 m) beneath the existing sub-surface route with only one intermediate stop at Charing Cross (now Embankment). Parliamentary approval was obtained in 1897 but no work was done.[13][14] In 1898, the DR took over the Brompton and Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus
Railway (B&PCR) which had a route planned from South Kensington
Kensington
to Piccadilly Circus. The route was modified to join the DR deep-level route at South Kensington.[15] Following the purchase of the DR by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London in 1902, the planned DR and B&PCR lines were merged with a third proposed route from the Great Northern and Strand Railway. The DR deep-level route was revised at its western end to continue to Earl's Court and surface to the east of Barons Court.[16] The deep-level platforms were opened on 15 December 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR, now the Piccadilly line) which ran between Finsbury Park and Hammersmith.[2] A new surface building for the lifts was designed by Leslie Green
Leslie Green
with the GNP&BR's distinctive ox-blood red glazed terracotta façade.[17] As part of the development over the sub-surface platforms, the station buildings were remodelled internally to share a single entrance and ticket office.[11] Space in the Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
building that was formerly used for operational purposes or as the exit to the street is now used for retail purposes. During the 2000s, the deep-level parts of the station underwent refurbishment with areas of damaged wall tiles being replaced.[18] The dark green and cream tiled walls of the Piccadilly line's lower level passages and platforms were restored, with damaged tiles being replaced by reproductions to match the original designs. On 24 May 1957 Teresa Lubienska, a Polish Countess who had survived Auschwitz concentration camp, was stabbed five times on the eastbound Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
platform and died shortly afterwards. Her murder remains unsolved to this day.[19] Services[edit] The station is in London fare zone 1. On the District and Piccadilly lines, the station is between Earl's Court and South Kensington, and on the Circle line, it is between High Street Kensington
Kensington
and South Kensington. Gloucester Road is the westernmost interchange between these three lines, although the tube map promotes the easier interchange at South Kensington.[20] Train frequencies vary throughout the day, but generally District line
District line
trains operate every 2–6 minutes from approximately 05:15 to 00:28 eastbound and 05:59 to 00:47 westbound; they are supplemented by Circle line trains every 8–12 minutes. Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
trains operate every 2–6 minutes from approximately 05:41 to 00:25 eastbound and 05:56 to 00:43 westbound. The Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
operates a 24-hour Night Tube
Night Tube
service on Fridays and Saturdays.[21] On the Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
1973 Stock
1973 Stock
is used. On the Circle and District lines S Stock is used.[22] Connections[edit] London Buses
London Buses
routes 49 and 74 and night routes N74 and N97 serve the station.[23] Notes and references[edit] Notes[edit]

^ Although the Cromwell Curve
Cromwell Curve
was not often used, the dispute between the DR and MR continued until 1903.[7]

References[edit]

^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. March 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017.  ^ a b c d Rose 1999. ^ Horne 2006, p. 8. ^ Hobhouse 1986, pp. 395–413. ^ Horne 2006, p. 9. ^ Horne 2006, p. 11. ^ a b Horne 2006, p. 14. ^ a b Horne 2006, p. 15. ^ Horne 2006, p. 30. ^ Horne 2006, p. 44. ^ a b Horne 2006, p. 95. ^ Wolmar 2005, p. 108. ^ Badsey-Ellis 2005, pp. 70–71. ^ "No. 26881". The London Gazette. 10 August 1897. pp. 4481–4483.  ^ Badsey-Ellis 2005, p. 85. ^ Badsey-Ellis 2005, p. 215. ^ Wolmar 2005, p. 175. ^ " London Underground
London Underground
Projects". Craven Dunnill Jackfield. March 2009. Archived from the original on 27 March 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010.  ^ "18,000 Interviewed In Murder Hunt". The Times
The Times
(53924). 20 August 1957. p. 4. Retrieved 29 April 2010.  ^ "Tube map" (PDF). Transport for London. Retrieved 29 April 2010.  ^ "Timetables". Transport for London. Retrieved 22 October 2017.  ^ "Rolling Stock". Transport for London. Retrieved 22 October 2017.  ^ "Buses from Gloucester Road" (PDF). Transport for London. July 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 

Bibliography[edit]

Badsey-Ellis, Antony (2005). London's Lost Tube Schemes. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-293-3.  Hobhouse (ed.), Hermione (1986). "CHAPTER XXIV - Southern Kensington in Retrospect". Survey of London: volume 42: Kensington
Kensington
Square to Earl's Court. English Heritage. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) Horne, Mike (2006). The District Line. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-292-5.  Rose, Douglas (1999) [1980]. The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4.  Wolmar, Christian (2005) [2004]. The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground
London Underground
Was Built and How It Changed the City Forever. Atlantic Books. ISBN 1-84354-023-1. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gloucester Road tube station.

London Transport Museum Photographic Archive

Gloucester Road station, 1868 View of sub-surface platforms, 1913 Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
station building, 1925 Booking hall of sub-surface platforms, 1928 Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
booking hall, 1928 Gloucester Road station, 1939 View of platforms looking east, 1982 Booking hall, 2001

Preceding station   London Underground   Following station

High Street Kensington towards Edgware Road

Circle line

South Kensington towards Hammersmith (via Tower Hill)

Earl's Court towards Wimbledon, Richmond or Ealing Broadway

District line

South Kensington towards Upminster

Earl's Court towards Uxbridge or Heathrow Airport (Terminal 4 or Terminal 5)

Piccadilly line

South Kensington towards Cockfosters

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Circle line

Stations

Hammersmith Goldhawk Road Shepherd's Bush Market Wood Lane Latimer Road Ladbroke Grove Westbourne Park Royal Oak Paddington Edgware Road Baker Street Great Portland Street Euston Square King's Cross St. Pancras Farringdon Barbican Moorgate Liverpool Street Aldgate Tower Hill ( Tower Gateway) Monument ( Bank) Cannon Street Mansion House Blackfriars Temple Embankment Westminster St. James's Park Victoria Sloane Square South Kensington Gloucester Road High Street Kensington Notting Hill Gate Bayswater Paddington (→ to Edgware Road)

Rolling stock

S7 Stock

History

Former railways

Metropolitan Railway District Railway Metropolitan line
Metropolitan line
(1933–88) History of the District line

Former rolling stock

Metropolitan Railway
Metropolitan Railway
steam locomotives District Railway
District Railway
steam locomotives Metropolitan Railway
Metropolitan Railway
electric multiple units District Railway
District Railway
electric multiple units Circle Stock O and P Stock C Stock

Associated circle lines

Middle Circle Outer Circle Super Outer Circle

See also

District line Hammersmith & City line Metropolitan line

London Underground Transport for London

London Transport portal

v t e

District line

Stations

Upminster Upminster Bridge Hornchurch Elm Park Dagenham East Dagenham Heathway Becontree Upney Barking East Ham Upton Park Plaistow West Ham Bromley-by-Bow Bow Road Mile End Stepney Green Whitechapel Aldgate East Tower Hill ( Tower Gateway) Monument ( Bank) Cannon Street Mansion House Blackfriars Temple Embankment Westminster St. James's Park Victoria Sloane Square South Kensington Gloucester Road Earl's Court West Kensington Barons Court Hammersmith Ravenscourt Park Stamford Brook Turnham Green

Richmond branch

Gunnersbury Kew Gardens Richmond

Ealing branch

Chiswick Park Acton Town Ealing Common Ealing Broadway

Wimbledon branch

West Brompton Fulham Broadway Parsons Green Putney Bridge East Putney Southfields Wimbledon Park Wimbledon

Edgware Road branch

High Street Kensington Notting Hill Gate Bayswater Paddington Edgware Road

Olympia branch

Kensington
Kensington
(Olympia)

Rolling stock

D78 (decommissioned) S7 Stock

History

District Railway History of the District line

Former stations

Alperton Benfleet Boston Manor Castle Hill and Ealing Dene Chalkwell Deptford Road East Horndon Eastcote Hanwell Hayes Hillingdon Hounslow Central Hounslow East Hounslow Town Hounslow West Ickenham Laindon Langley Leigh-on-Sea Mark Lane New Cross Gate North Ealing Northfields Northfields & Little Ealing Osterley Osterley & Spring Grove Park Royal Park Royal & Twyford Abbey Pitsea Rayners Lane Rotherhithe Ruislip Ruislip Manor Shadwell Shoeburyness Slough South Acton South Ealing South Harrow Southall Southend Central Southend East St Mary's (Whitechapel Road) Sudbury Town Sudbury Hill Thorpe Bay Uxbridge Wapping Westcliff West Drayton Windsor

Wimbledon & Sutton Railway

Cannon Hill Cheam Collingwood Road Elm Farm Elm Grove Merton Park Morden Sutton Sutton Common

Former stock

C69 & C77 A Stock B Stock C Stock D Stock E Stock F Stock G Stock H Stock K Stock L Stock O/P/CO/CP Stock Q Stock R Stock

Depots

Acton Ealing Common Lillie Bridge

See also

Other Sub-surface lines

Circle line Hammersmith & City line Metropolitan line

London Underground Transport for London

London Transport portal

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Piccadilly line

Stations

Main route

Cockfosters Oakwood Southgate Arnos Grove Bounds Green Wood Green Turnpike Lane Manor House Finsbury Park Arsenal Holloway Road Caledonian Road King's Cross St. Pancras Russell Square Holborn Covent Garden Leicester Square Piccadilly Circus Green Park Hyde Park Corner Knightsbridge South Kensington Gloucester Road Earl's Court Barons Court Hammersmith Turnham Green Acton Town

Heathrow branch

South Ealing Northfields Boston Manor Osterley Hounslow East Hounslow Central Hounslow West Hatton Cross Heathrow Terminal 4 Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Heathrow Terminal 5

Uxbridge branch

Ealing Common North Ealing Park Royal Alperton Sudbury Town Sudbury Hill South Harrow Rayners Lane Eastcote Ruislip Manor Ruislip Ickenham Hillingdon Uxbridge

Rolling stock

Present stock

1973 Stock

History

Former companies

Brompton & Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus
Railway Railway Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway Great Northern & Strand Railway District Railway Underground Electric Railways Company of London

Former stations

Aldwych Brompton Road Down Street Osterley & Spring Grove York Road

Former rolling stock

1906 Stock 1938 Stock 1956 Stock 1959 Stock Standard Stock

Rejected plans

Angel Aldgate Alexandra Palace, Hornsey and Harringay Goldhawk Road and Acton Parsons Green Shepherd's Bush Waterloo

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Gloucester Road is a London Underground
London Underground
station in Kensington, west London. The station entrance is located close to the junction of Gloucester Road and Cromwell Road. Close by are the Cromwell Hospital and Baden-Powell House. The station is served by the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines. On the District and Piccadilly lines, the station is between South Kensington
Kensington
and Earl's Court, and on the Circle line, it is between South Kensington
Kensington
and High Street Kensington. It is in London fare zone 1. The station is in two parts: sub-surface platforms, opened in 1868 by the Metropolitan Railway
Metropolitan Railway
as part of the company's extension of the Inner Circle route from Paddington to South Kensington
Kensington
and to Westminster; and deep-level platforms opened in 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway. A variety of underground and main line services have operated over the sub-surface tracks. The deep-level platforms have remained largely unaltered with no lift access. A disused sub-surface platform features periodic art installations as part of Transport for London's Art on the Underground scheme.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Sub-surface station 1.2 Deep-level station

2 Services 3 Connections 4 Notes and references

4.1 Notes 4.2 References 4.3 Bibliography

5 External links

History[edit] Sub-surface station[edit]

Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
map showing the newly constructed Gloucester Road station, 1869

Original and current layout of sub-surface platforms

The station was opened as Brompton (Gloucester Road) on 1 October 1868 by the Metropolitan Railway
Metropolitan Railway
(MR, later the Metropolitan line) when it opened an extension from Paddington (Praed Street) (now Paddington). The station acted as the temporary terminus of the railway until 24 December 1868 when the MR opened tracks to South Kensington
Kensington
to connect to the first section of the District Railway
District Railway
(DR, later the District line) which opened on the same day from South Kensington
Kensington
to Westminster.[2] The station was provided with four platforms sheltered by an elliptical glazed iron roof. A two-storey station building in cream-coloured brick with arched windows and an ornamental balustrade at roof level was built at the eastern end. Initially, the MR operated all services over both companies' tracks.[3] Residential development had been gradually spreading westward from Belgravia
Belgravia
since the 1840s, but the area around the station site was mainly in horticultural use as market gardens when the new line was constructed. The planning of the line encouraged the local land owners, including Lord Kensington, to extend Cromwell Road
Cromwell Road
westwards and the opening of Gloucester Road station, stimulated rapid residential development in the surrounding area.[4] On 12 April 1869, the DR opened a south-westward extension from Gloucester Road to West Brompton where it opened an interchange station with the West London Extension Joint Railway (WLEJR, now the West London Line). At the opening there was no intermediate station – Earl's Court station did not open until 1871 – and the service operated as a shuttle between the two stations.[5] On 1 August 1870, the DR opened additional tracks between Gloucester Road and South Kensington
Kensington
and the West Brompton shuttle became a through service.[6] On 3 July 1871, the DR opened its own tracks between Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington. These tracks, the Cromwell Curve, were opened without Parliamentary authority in an unsuccessful attempt by the DR to improve its share of the revenues between High Street Kensington
Kensington
and South Kensington
Kensington
stations which were divided on the basis of mileage of track owned by the two companies.[7][note 1] On 1 February 1872, the DR opened a northbound branch from its station at Earl's Court to connect to the West London Extension Joint Railway (WLEJR, now the West London Line) at Addison Road (now Kensington (Olympia)).[2] From that date the Outer Circle service began running over the DR's tracks. The service was run by the North London Railway (NLR) from its terminus at Broad Street (now demolished) in the City of London via the North London Line
North London Line
to Willesden Junction, then the West London Line
West London Line
to Addison Road and the DR to Mansion House – at that time the eastern terminus of the DR.[8] From 1 August 1872, the Middle Circle
Middle Circle
service also began operations through Gloucester Road, running from Moorgate along the MR's tracks on the north side of the Inner Circle to Paddington, then over the Hammersmith & City Railway (H&CR) track to Latimer Road, then, via a now demolished link, on the WLEJR to Addison Road and the DR to Mansion House. The service was operated jointly by the H&CR and the DR.[8] On 30 June 1900, the Middle Circle
Middle Circle
service was withdrawn between Earl's Court and Mansion House,[9] and, on 31 December 1908, the Outer Circle service was also shortened to terminate at Earl's Court.[10] In 1949, the Metropolitan line-operated Inner Circle route was given its own identity on the tube map as the Circle line. In 1907, "Brompton" was dropped from the station's name to bring it into accordance with the deep-level station.[2] In the 1970s, the eastbound Circle line platform was taken out of use and the track layout was rearranged to remove the westbound Circle line track and widen the island platform. The eastbound Circle and District lines both serve the north side of the island platform and the westbound Circle line which was redirected to serve the south side of the island platform. The disused platform is used for Art on the Underground installations, often placed into the brick recesses in the northern retaining wall. In the 1990s a deck was constructed above the District and Circle line platforms on which was constructed a shopping mall and apartment building.[11]

Eastbound view of the Circle and District line
District line
platform, before deck was constructed

Modern eastbound view of Circle and District line
District line
platforms

Deep-level station[edit]

Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
station building

By the beginning of the 20th century, the DR had been extended to Richmond, Ealing Broadway, Hounslow West and Wimbledon in the west and to New Cross Gate in the east. The southern section of the Inner Circle was suffering considerable congestion between South Kensington and Mansion House, between which stations the DR was running an average of 20 trains per hour with more in the peak periods.[12] To relieve the congestion, the DR planned an express deep-level tube line starting from a connection to its sub-surface tracks west of Gloucester Road and running to Mansion House. The tunnels were planned to run about 60 to 70 feet (18–21 m) beneath the existing sub-surface route with only one intermediate stop at Charing Cross (now Embankment). Parliamentary approval was obtained in 1897 but no work was done.[13][14] In 1898, the DR took over the Brompton and Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus
Railway (B&PCR) which had a route planned from South Kensington
Kensington
to Piccadilly Circus. The route was modified to join the DR deep-level route at South Kensington.[15] Following the purchase of the DR by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London in 1902, the planned DR and B&PCR lines were merged with a third proposed route from the Great Northern and Strand Railway. The DR deep-level route was revised at its western end to continue to Earl's Court and surface to the east of Barons Court.[16] The deep-level platforms were opened on 15 December 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR, now the Piccadilly line) which ran between Finsbury Park and Hammersmith.[2] A new surface building for the lifts was designed by Leslie Green
Leslie Green
with the GNP&BR's distinctive ox-blood red glazed terracotta façade.[17] As part of the development over the sub-surface platforms, the station buildings were remodelled internally to share a single entrance and ticket office.[11] Space in the Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
building that was formerly used for operational purposes or as the exit to the street is now used for retail purposes. During the 2000s, the deep-level parts of the station underwent refurbishment with areas of damaged wall tiles being replaced.[18] The dark green and cream tiled walls of the Piccadilly line's lower level passages and platforms were restored, with damaged tiles being replaced by reproductions to match the original designs. On 24 May 1957 Teresa Lubienska, a Polish Countess who had survived Auschwitz concentration camp, was stabbed five times on the eastbound Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
platform and died shortly afterwards. Her murder remains unsolved to this day.[19] Services[edit] The station is in London fare zone 1. On the District and Piccadilly lines, the station is between Earl's Court and South Kensington, and on the Circle line, it is between High Street Kensington
Kensington
and South Kensington. Gloucester Road is the westernmost interchange between these three lines, although the tube map promotes the easier interchange at South Kensington.[20] Train frequencies vary throughout the day, but generally District line
District line
trains operate every 2–6 minutes from approximately 05:15 to 00:28 eastbound and 05:59 to 00:47 westbound; they are supplemented by Circle line trains every 8–12 minutes. Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
trains operate every 2–6 minutes from approximately 05:41 to 00:25 eastbound and 05:56 to 00:43 westbound. The Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
operates a 24-hour Night Tube
Night Tube
service on Fridays and Saturdays.[21] On the Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
1973 Stock
1973 Stock
is used. On the Circle and District lines S Stock is used.[22] Connections[edit] London Buses
London Buses
routes 49 and 74 and night routes N74 and N97 serve the station.[23] Notes and references[edit] Notes[edit]

^ Although the Cromwell Curve
Cromwell Curve
was not often used, the dispute between the DR and MR continued until 1903.[7]

References[edit]

^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. March 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017.  ^ a b c d Rose 1999. ^ Horne 2006, p. 8. ^ Hobhouse 1986, pp. 395–413. ^ Horne 2006, p. 9. ^ Horne 2006, p. 11. ^ a b Horne 2006, p. 14. ^ a b Horne 2006, p. 15. ^ Horne 2006, p. 30. ^ Horne 2006, p. 44. ^ a b Horne 2006, p. 95. ^ Wolmar 2005, p. 108. ^ Badsey-Ellis 2005, pp. 70–71. ^ "No. 26881". The London Gazette. 10 August 1897. pp. 4481–4483.  ^ Badsey-Ellis 2005, p. 85. ^ Badsey-Ellis 2005, p. 215. ^ Wolmar 2005, p. 175. ^ " London Underground
London Underground
Projects". Craven Dunnill Jackfield. March 2009. Archived from the original on 27 March 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010.  ^ "18,000 Interviewed In Murder Hunt". The Times
The Times
(53924). 20 August 1957. p. 4. Retrieved 29 April 2010.  ^ "Tube map" (PDF). Transport for London. Retrieved 29 April 2010.  ^ "Timetables". Transport for London. Retrieved 22 October 2017.  ^ "Rolling Stock". Transport for London. Retrieved 22 October 2017.  ^ "Buses from Gloucester Road" (PDF). Transport for London. July 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 

Bibliography[edit]

Badsey-Ellis, Antony (2005). London's Lost Tube Schemes. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-293-3.  Hobhouse (ed.), Hermione (1986). "CHAPTER XXIV - Southern Kensington in Retrospect". Survey of London: volume 42: Kensington
Kensington
Square to Earl's Court. English Heritage. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) Horne, Mike (2006). The District Line. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-292-5.  Rose, Douglas (1999) [1980]. The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4.  Wolmar, Christian (2005) [2004]. The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground
London Underground
Was Built and How It Changed the City Forever. Atlantic Books. ISBN 1-84354-023-1. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gloucester Road tube station.

London Transport Museum Photographic Archive

Gloucester Road station, 1868 View of sub-surface platforms, 1913 Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
station building, 1925 Booking hall of sub-surface platforms, 1928 Piccadilly line
Piccadilly line
booking hall, 1928 Gloucester Road station, 1939 View of platforms looking east, 1982 Booking hall, 2001

Preceding station   London Underground   Following station

High Street Kensington towards Edgware Road

Circle line

South Kensington towards Hammersmith (via Tower Hill)

Earl's Court towards Wimbledon, Richmond or Ealing Broadway

District line

South Kensington towards Upminster

Earl's Court towards Uxbridge or Heathrow Airport (Terminal 4 or Terminal 5)

Piccadilly line

South Kensington towards Cockfosters

v t e

Circle line

Stations

Hammersmith Goldhawk Road Shepherd's Bush Market Wood Lane Latimer Road Ladbroke Grove Westbourne Park Royal Oak Paddington Edgware Road Baker Street Great Portland Street Euston Square King's Cross St. Pancras Farringdon Barbican Moorgate Liverpool Street Aldgate Tower Hill ( Tower Gateway) Monument ( Bank) Cannon Street Mansion House Blackfriars Temple Embankment Westminster St. James's Park Victoria Sloane Square South Kensington Gloucester Road High Street Kensington Notting Hill Gate Bayswater Paddington (→ to Edgware Road)

Rolling stock

S7 Stock

History

Former railways

Metropolitan Railway District Railway Metropolitan line
Metropolitan line
(1933–88) History of the District line

Former rolling stock

Metropolitan Railway
Metropolitan Railway
steam locomotives District Railway
District Railway
steam locomotives Metropolitan Railway
Metropolitan Railway
electric multiple units District Railway
District Railway
electric multiple units Circle Stock O and P Stock C Stock

Associated circle lines

Middle Circle Outer Circle Super Outer Circle

See also

District line Hammersmith & City line Metropolitan line

London Underground Transport for London

London Transport portal

v t e

District line

Stations

Upminster Upminster Bridge Hornchurch Elm Park Dagenham East Dagenham Heathway Becontree Upney Barking East Ham Upton Park Plaistow West Ham Bromley-by-Bow Bow Road Mile End Stepney Green Whitechapel Aldgate East Tower Hill ( Tower Gateway) Monument ( Bank) Cannon Street Mansion House Blackfriars Temple Embankment Westminster St. James's Park Victoria Sloane Square South Kensington Gloucester Road Earl's Court West Kensington Barons Court Hammersmith Ravenscourt Park Stamford Brook Turnham Green

Richmond branch

Gunnersbury Kew Gardens Richmond

Ealing branch

Chiswick Park Acton Town Ealing Common Ealing Broadway

Wimbledon branch

West Brompton Fulham Broadway Parsons Green Putney Bridge East Putney Southfields Wimbledon Park Wimbledon

Edgware Road branch

High Street Kensington Notting Hill Gate Bayswater Paddington Edgware Road

Olympia branch

Kensington
Kensington
(Olympia)

Rolling stock

D78 (decommissioned) S7 Stock

History

District Railway History of the District line

Former stations

Alperton Benfleet Boston Manor Castle Hill and Ealing Dene Chalkwell Deptford Road East Horndon Eastcote Hanwell Hayes Hillingdon Hounslow Central Hounslow East Hounslow Town Hounslow West Ickenham Laindon Langley Leigh-on-Sea Mark Lane New Cross Gate North Ealing Northfields Northfields & Little Ealing Osterley Osterley & Spring Grove Park Royal Park Royal & Twyford Abbey Pitsea Rayners Lane Rotherhithe Ruislip Ruislip Manor Shadwell Shoeburyness Slough South Acton South Ealing South Harrow Southall Southend Central Southend East St Mary's (Whitechapel Road) Sudbury Town Sudbury Hill Thorpe Bay Uxbridge Wapping Westcliff West Drayton Windsor

Wimbledon & Sutton Railway

Cannon Hill Cheam Collingwood Road Elm Farm Elm Grove Merton Park Morden Sutton Sutton Common

Former stock

C69 & C77 A Stock B Stock C Stock D Stock E Stock F Stock G Stock H Stock K Stock L Stock O/P/CO/CP Stock Q Stock R Stock

Depots

Acton Ealing Common Lillie Bridge

See also

Other Sub-surface lines

Circle line Hammersmith & City line Metropolitan line

London Underground Transport for London

London Transport portal

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Piccadilly line

Stations

Main route

Cockfosters Oakwood Southgate Arnos Grove Bounds Green Wood Green Turnpike Lane Manor House Finsbury Park Arsenal Holloway Road Caledonian Road King's Cross St. Pancras Russell Square Holborn Covent Garden Leicester Square Piccadilly Circus Green Park Hyde Park Corner Knightsbridge South Kensington Gloucester Road Earl's Court Barons Court Hammersmith Turnham Green Acton Town

Heathrow branch

South Ealing Northfields Boston Manor Osterley Hounslow East Hounslow Central Hounslow West Hatton Cross Heathrow Terminal 4 Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Heathrow Terminal 5

Uxbridge branch

Ealing Common North Ealing Park Royal Alperton Sudbury Town Sudbury Hill South Harrow Rayners Lane Eastcote Ruislip Manor Ruislip Ickenham Hillingdon Uxbridge

Rolling stock

Present stock

1973 Stock

History

Former companies

Brompton & Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus
Railway Railway Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway Great Northern & Strand Railway District Railway Underground Electric Railways Company of London

Former stations

Aldwych Brompton Road Down Street Osterley & Spring Grove York Road

Former rolling stock

1906 Stock 1938 Stock 1956 Stock 1959 Stock Standard Stock

Rejected plans

Angel Aldgate Alexandra Palace, Hornsey and Harringay Goldhawk Road and Acton Parsons Green Shepherd's Bush Waterloo

London Underground Transport for London

Londo

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