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South Kensington tube station works

What is happening?

We are replacing old Piccadilly line escalators at South Kensington station from Saturday 27 February 2021 until spring 2022

What is changing at South Kensington during the works?

The Piccadilly line will not stop at South Kensington station during the works. The District and Circle lines will run as normal, and the station will remain open.

Entering the South Kensington area:

Travelling to the area on the Piccadilly line:

  • From the west, change – by crossing a single platform – at Hammersmith or Barons Court for the District line to South Kensington
  • From the east, exit at Knightsbridge and walk, cycle or catch one of many buses to South Kensington. Follow signs on the street from both Gloucester Road and Knightsbridge stations
  • Or use interchanges at Finsbury Park or Green Park to the Victoria line, and then at Victoria for the Circle or District lines to South Kensington

Travelling to the area on the District or Circle lines:

  • These lines will continue to stop as normal at South Kensington during the escalator works

Interchanging from the Circle or District lines to the Piccadilly line:

  • If you are travelling from stations between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington, use the District Line to Earl’s Court and change there for the Piccadilly line

Leaving the South Kensington area:

Travelling west:

  • Take the District line and change – by crossing a single platform – to the Piccadilly line at Hammersmith or Barons Court

Travelling east:

  • Walk, cycle, or catch one of many buses to Knightsbridge for the Piccadilly line. Follow the signs on the street to Knightsbridge station
  • Catch the District or Circle line for an interchange at Victoria to the Victoria line, and then interchange at Green Park or Finsbury Park for the Piccadilly line

On the District or Circle lines:

  • These lines will continue to stop as normal at South Kensington during the escalator works

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