Gloucester Road (ZGR)

Gloucester Road is a London Underground station in Kensington, West London serving a number of sub-surface and deep-level "tube" lines.

Type: Transport for London
(Circle, District &
Piccadilly Lines)
Station code: ZGR
Opened: 1868
Platforms: 5
The station was opened by the Metropolitan Railway as Brompton (Gloucester Road) in 1868 on it's line from Paddington to South Kensington. The line was later connected to the District Railway when it extended West from South Kensington to West Brompton [1].

A deep-level station called Gloucester Road was opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway in 1906 on it's underground line between Finsbury Park and Hammersmith. The original station was renamed Gloucester Road in 1907 to match the deep-level station. The tube station had a separate station building which still exists but is now mainly used for retail [2], both stations now share entrances and a ticket office.

Nowadays the station is served by the Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines (no longer by the Metropolitan). The station has been much changed over the years, the sub-surface platforms were rafted over in the 1990s [3][4] to allow apartments and shops to be built on top though the station has retained a number of historic features including platform indicators. One of the four original sub-surface platforms is now disused.
The sub-surface platforms

View from the footbridge 
A District Line S7 stock train bound for Ealing Broadway

Platform indicators

An S7 stock train waits to depart

Disused platform 4

[1] Jason Cross, London Underground Guide 2017 (Train Crazy, 2017) p. 126
[2] Desmond F Croome, The Piccadilly Line (Capital Transport, 1998) p. 75
[3] Paul Moss, London Underground (Haynes, 2014) p. 160
[4] John Scott Morgan, London Underground in Colour since 1955 (Ian Allan, 2013) p. 17