South Kensington (ZSK)

South Kensington is a tube station in South West London serving both sub-surface and deep-level tube lines.

Type: Transport for London
(Circle, District &
Piccadilly Lines)
Station code: ZSK
Opened: 1868
Platforms: 4
The station was opened by the Metropolitan Railway and Metropolitan District Railway in 1868 [1]. A couple of years later an "Outer Circle" service operated by the North London Railway out of Broad Street to Willesden Junction began. Another service that began in 1872 was the "Middle Circle" between Moorgate and Paddington. These services were withdrawn or cut back by the start of the twentieth century. One service that did survive was the "Inner Circle" which became the Circle Line.

The sub-surface platforms (which are actually in the open air - there was once a roof over the platforms) now consist of a single island platform though once had seven platforms for the services mentioned above. The Piccadilly Line reached South Kensington in 1906 on it's Westward expansion to Hammersmith.

South Kensington is now served by the Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines.
A District Line train arrives at the station

Telephone boxes on the platform

Look down the platform, subway down to the Piccadilly can be seen

[1] Jason Cross, London Underground Guide 2017 (Train Crazy, 2017) p. 156