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SLOANE SQUARE is a London Underground station in Sloane Square (Chelsea , district of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ). It is served by the District and Circle lines, between South Kensington and Victoria stations and is in Travelcard Zone 1
Travelcard Zone 1
.

The entrance to the station is on the east side of Sloane Square (A3217 ). It is adjacent to the Royal Court Theatre and is the nearest station for Kings Road
Kings Road
shopping, the Peter Jones department store and the Cadogan Hall
Cadogan Hall
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Incidents and Accidents * 1.2 Former Chelsea-Hackney line Proposal

* 2 Connections * 3 In literature

* 4 References

* 4.1 Bibliography

* 5 External links

HISTORY

Plan of Sloane Square station, Sloane Square and surrounding streets, as they were in 1888.

The station was opened on 24 December 1868 by the District Railway (DR, now the District line) when the company opened the first section of its line between South Kensington and Westminster stations. The River Westbourne
River Westbourne
, one of London\'s many subterranean rivers , flows above the station in a large iron conduit.

The construction of the station was complicated by the crossing of the site by the River Westbourne
River Westbourne
which ran through Hyde Park as the Serpentine Lake and was originally crossed by the Knight's Bridge at Knightsbridge . The river was carried above the platform in a large iron pipe suspended from girders. It remains in place today.

The DR connected to the Metropolitan Railway
Metropolitan Railway
(MR, later the Metropolitan line ) at South Kensington and, although the two companies were rivals, each company operated its trains over the others tracks in a joint service known as the "Inner Circle".

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 ) to which it connected at Addison Road (now Kensington (Olympia)). From that date the "Outer Circle " service began running over the DR's tracks. The service was run by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) from Broad Street (now demolished) in the City of London
City of London
via the North London Line
North London Line
to Willesden Junction , then the West London Line to Addison Road . From Addison Road it ran over DR tracks to Mansion House .

From 1 August 1872, the " Middle Circle " service also began operations through Sloane Square 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">

* ^ 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. * ^ Transport for London (July 2017). Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 August 2017. * ^ Google Maps - Sloane Square Tube Station * ^ Rose 1999 . * ^ Jones, Ian. "69. The river over Sloane Square". 150 Great Things About the Underground. Retrieved 1 December 2012. * ^ A B Horne 2006 , p. 15. * ^ Bruce 1983 , p. 11. * ^ A B Lee 1956 , p. 29. * ^ * ^ Birkin, Andrew, J. M. Barrie and the Lost Boys, Yale University Press * ^ Terrorist Attacks on the London Underground * ^ "Citizen Space - Crossrail 2 - October 2015". Retrieved 22 November 2015. * ^ "Buses from Sloane Square" (PDF). Transport for London . 26 September 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2015. * ^ "Night buses from Sloane Square" (PDF). Transport for London . January 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2015. * ^ Sloane Square Underground Station - Bus * ^ "When You\'re Lying Awake (lyrics)". Boise State University. Retrieved 4 February 2016.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* Bruce, J Graeme (1983). Steam to Silver. A history of London Transport Surface Rolling Stock. Capital Transport. ISBN 0-904711-45-5 . * Horne, Mike (2006). The District Line. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-292-5 . * Lee, Charles E. (1956). The Metropolitan District Railway. The Oakwood Press. ASIN B0000CJGHS . * Rose, Douglas (1999) . The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History (7th ed.). Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4 .