Green Park tube station is a
London Underground station
located on the north side of Green Park, close to the intersection of Piccadilly and the pedestrian Queen's Walk.
It is in
Travelcard Zone 1
station is served by the Piccadilly
line, between Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park Corner, the Victoria line,
between Victoria and Oxford Circus, and the Jubilee line,
Street and Westminster.
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
Street 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.
rebuilding of the station and similar works at Hyde Park Corner,
the little-used Piccadilly line station between the two at Down
Street 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
Cross; 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
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
station in 1976 and Victoria Station in 1991.
In popular culture
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 Knightsbridge stations, both represented by the same studio
mock-up, complete with a working recreation of a 1906 Stock train.
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
routes 9, 14, 19, 22, 38
and C2 serve the station.