Hyde Park Corner Underground Station - Hyde Park Corner, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.184 W 000° 09.169
30U E 697599 N 5709614
Quick Description: Hyde Park Corner Underground station is located close to the south east corner of Hyde Park and serves the Piccadilly line.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/9/2011 6:23:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMCT1R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Hyde Park Corner Underground station is located beneath Hyde Park Corner and is served by several entrances that also act as a subway system for pedestrians at this very bust road junction. This is one of the few underground station that has no associated buildings above ground. The photos are for the entrance just outside Hyde Park.

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The station was opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 15 December 1906. The original, Leslie Green-designed station building still remains to the south of the road junction, notable by its ox-blood coloured tiles; it was until June 2010 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. In 1978, there was a report of a haunting in the station in the middle of the night where a member of staff was too scared to return to the station, and has not returned since.

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.

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Is there other puplic transportation in the area?: Yes

What level is the station?: Below street level

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