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SLOANE SQUARE is a London Underground
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 .

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 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 , 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 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 (MR, later the Metropolitan line
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
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