High Street Kensington tube station

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High Street Kensington
London Underground
High Street Kensington station October 2013.jpg
Entrance is through an arcade
High Street Kensington is located in Central London
High Street Kensington
High Street Kensington

Location of High Street Kensington in Central London
Location Kensington High Street
Local authority Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 1

London Underground annual entry and exit
2009 Decrease 12.522 million[1]
2010 Decrease 12.010 million[2]
2011 Decrease 11.99 million[3]
2012 Increase 12.90 million[3]

1868 Opened
25 November 1963 Goods yard closed[4]

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Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°30′03″N 0°11′33″W / 51.5008°N 0.1925°W / 51.5008; -0.1925

High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street. The station is on the Circle Line between Gloucester Road and Notting Hill Gate, and the District line between Earl's Court and Notting Hill Gate. It is in Travelcard Zone 1. Kensington Arcade is the entrance to the station.

The station itself has four platforms - two through platforms and two bay platforms. Platform 1 is used for anti-clockwise Circle Line and westbound District line line trains towards Gloucester Road and Earl's Court, respectively. Platform 2 is for clockwise Circle Line and eastbound District line trains towards Edgware Road. Platforms 3 and 4 are used for terminating District line trains from Earl's Court. Platform 3 is usually used for the Olympia service and platform 4 is usually only used at the start and end of the day. There used to be a waiting room between Platform 2 & 3 for customer use, but this was turned into a staff room for drivers shortly before the Circle Line Hammersmith Extension was implemented in December 2009.

Just south of the station is the junction where the Circle and District lines diverge.

The typical off-peak service from this station is:

Transport links[edit]

London bus routes 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 52, 70, 328, 452, C1, night routes N9, N28, N31 and coach route 701/702.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News (London Underground Railway Society) (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617. 


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towards Hammersmith (via Tower Hill)
Circle line
towards Edgware Road
towards Wimbledon
District line
Terminus