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Green Park tube station is a London Underground station located on the north side of Green Parkmarker, close to the intersection of Piccadillymarker and the pedestrian Queen's Walk. It is in Travelcard Zone 1.

The station is served by the Piccadilly line, between Piccadilly Circusmarker and Hyde Park Cornermarker, the Victoria line, between Victoriamarker and Oxford Circusmarker, and the Jubilee line, between Bond Streetmarker and Westminstermarker.

History and structure

The station was opened on 15 December 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR), the precursor of the Piccadilly line. The station was originally named Dover Streetmarker due to its location in that street. When the station was rebuilt in 1933 with escalator access to the platforms, a new sub-surface ticket hall was built to the west under the roadway and new station entrances were constructed on the corner of Piccadilly and Stratton Street and on the south side of Piccadilly. The station name was changed at this time.

With the rebuilding of the station and similar works at Hyde Park Corner, the little-used Piccadilly line station between the two at Down Streetmarker was taken out of use.

The Victoria line platforms opened on 7 March 1969; interchange between that line and the Piccadilly line was via the ticket hall (without having to pass through the exit barriers). The Jubilee line platforms opened on 1 May 1979, at which time the next station south on the Jubilee Line was its then southern terminus, Charing Crossmarker; those platforms were closed when the Jubilee line was extended on a new alignment towards Westminster; at the same time interchange facilities at Green Park were improved. When travelling south from Green Park on the Jubilee Line, Green Park Junction, where the new line diverges from the old, is visible from the train. While passenger services no longer operate to Charing Cross on the Jubilee Line, the old line is used regularly to reverse trains when the eastern part of the line is closed due to engineering works.

On the 9 October 1975, terrorists belonging to the Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated a bomb outside Green Park tube station, killing a 23-year old Graham Ronald Tuck. Similar attacks during The Troubles resulted in deaths at West Ham stationmarker in 1976 and Victoria Stationmarker in 1991.

Layout

Piccadilly

Platform 2 towards Cockfostersmarker
Island Platform
Platform 1 towards Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3,marker4markeror 5marker, Rayners Lanemarker or Uxbridgemarker


Victoria

Platform 3 towards Walthamstow Centralmarker
Island Platform
Platform 4 towards Brixtonmarker


Jubilee

Platform 6 towards Stratfordmarker
Island Platform
Platform 5 towards Stanmoremarker


In popular culture

The opening scene of the 1997 film version of Henry James's The Wings of the Dove was set on the east-bound platforms at both Dover Street and Knightsbridgemarker stations, both represented by the same studio mock-up, complete with a working recreation of a 1906 Stock train.

Gallery

Image:green.park.tube.london.arp.jpg|Jubilee Line at Green Park Tube stationImage:Green Park Victoria Line train.jpg|Victoria Line platform and trainImage:Green Park Jubilee Leafs.jpg|Leaf design on the Jubilee Line platforms represents the trees in nearby Green ParkImage:Green Park stn Victoria motif.JPG|Original tree motif tiling restored on Victoria line platforms represents the trees in nearby Green Park

Transport connections

London Buses routes 9, 14, 19, 22, 38 and C2 serve the station.

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