Hyde Park Corner tube station


Hyde Park Corner tube station

Hyde Park Corner is a London Underground station near Hyde Park Corner in Hyde Park. It is in Travelcard Zone 1, between Knightsbridge and Green Park on the Piccadilly Line.

History

The original, Leslie Green-designed station building still remains to the south of the road junction, notable by its ox-blood coloured tiles; it is currently used as a pizza restaurant. The building was taken out of use in the early 1930s when the station was provided with escalators in place of lifts although an emergency stairway provides a connection to the platforms. The lift shafts are now used to provide ventilation. This non-operational part of the station is said to be chillingly haunted by the sound of girls crying, so station staff are reluctant to visit this part of the station at night.Fact|date=July 2007

When the station was rebuilt with escalators the adjacent little-used station at Down Street to the east (towards Green Park) was taken out of use.

Station Information

It is one of the few stations which have no associated buildings above ground, the station being fully underground. The current entrance to the station is accessed from within the pedestrian underpass system around the Hyde Park Corner junction.

When the central section of the Piccadilly Line is closed (such as after the 7 July 2005 London bombings), the station becomes the terminus of the western part due to the presence of a crossover tunnel to the east of the station.

Paranormal Events

The station, like many on the underground has had numerous encounters with ghosts and spirits. Many have been focused around, escalators switching themselves on when they have been turned off, faces of ghostly spirits in the station booking hall, etc. Station staff have reported seeing these unexplained ghosts to many people. Some staff have seen the ghosts and not returned to the station. The station was also on The History Channel's programme entitled 'Ghosts on the Underground'.

Image Gallery

###@@@KEYEND@@@###


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hyde Park Corner — is a place in London, at the south east corner of Hyde Park. It is a major intersection where Park Lane, Knightsbridge, Piccadilly, Grosvenor Place and Constitution Hill converge. In the centre of the roundabout stands Constitution Arch (or… …   Wikipedia

  • Hyde Park Corner (disambiguation) — Hyde Park Corner may refer to:*Hyde Park Corner, a landmark in London, United Kingdom **Hyde Park Corner tube station *A junction on the corner of the Hyde Park Area in Leeds. *Hyde Park Corner (shopping centre), a shopping centre in Johannesburg …   Wikipedia

  • Down Street tube station — Down Street Location Place Mayfair Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Green Park tube station — For other uses, see Green Park station (disambiguation). Green Park Main entrance …   Wikipedia

  • Osterley tube station — Osterley …   Wikipedia

  • Vauxhall Cross tube station — Vauxhall Cross is a fictional London, England tube station shown in the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day . Several previous Bond films had featured satellite MI6 offices in varying locations around the world (such as an Egyptian tomb, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Cockfosters tube station — Cockfosters …   Wikipedia

  • Covent Garden tube station — Covent Garden …   Wikipedia

  • Oakwood tube station — Oakwood …   Wikipedia

  • Manor House tube station — Manor House …   Wikipedia