Hyde Park Corner tube station

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Hyde Park Corner is a London Underground station near Hyde Park Corner in Hyde Park. It is in Travelcard Zone 1, between Knightsbridge and Green Park on the Piccadilly Line.

It is one of the few stations which have no associated buildings above ground, the station being fully underground. The current entrance to the station is accessed from within the pedestrian underpass system around the Hyde Park Corner junction.

The original station building still remains to the south of the road junction, notable by its ox-blood coloured tiles. It is used as a commercial premises. The building was taken out of use in the early 1930s when the station was provided with escalators in place of lifts although an emergency stair provides a connection to the platforms. The lift shafts are now used to provide ventilation. This non-operational parts of the station is said to be chillingly haunted by the sound of girls crying, so station staff are reluctant to visit this part of the station at night.

When the station was rebuilt with escalators the adjacent little-used station at Down Street to the east (towards Green Park) was taken out of use.

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