Aldgate (ZAD)

Aldgate is a stop on the Circle Line and the City terminus of the Metropolitan Line (since 1941). It is located in the City of London.

Type: Transport for London
(Circle &
Metropolitan Lines)
Station code: ZAD
Opened: 1876
Platforms: 4
The station was opened by the Metropolitan Railway in 1876 as an extension to the East from it's original terminus at Farringdon [1]. Building the extension had been difficult which caused some delays in opening it [2]. The line was extended South to Tower Hill in 1882 completing the Circle Line (though this did not become a separate line officially until 1949).

Aldgate is made up of a triangle of lines with two island platforms. The two outer platforms have through lines for the Circle Line and the two inner platforms form the Metropolitan Line's City terminus [3].
A Circle Line S7 Stock train pulls into Aldgate

A Metropolitan Line S8 Stock train arrives

Station roundel

Looking down towards the buffers

S8 Stock train waiting for new passengers

An S8 Stock train arrives after a long journey along the Metropolitan

[1] Mike Horne, The Metropolitan Line (Capital Transport, 2003) p. 5
[2] Desmond F. Croome, The Circle Line (Capital Transport, 2003)  p. 14
[3] Jason Cross, London Underground Guide 2017 (Train Crazy, 2017) p. 98