Chelsea tube station


Chelsea tube station
Chelsea
Chelsea is located in Central London
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Chelsea

Location of Chelsea in Central London
Location Chelsea
Local authority Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Owner Transport for London or Network Rail
Fare zone 1
List of stations Underground · National Rail

Coordinates: 51°29′12″N 0°10′18″W / 51.4867°N 0.1717°W / 51.4867; -0.1717

Chelsea tube station is a proposed station on the Chelsea-Hackney line (also known as "Crossrail 2" and the "Chelney line"). Alternative names for the station are Kings Road (Chelsea), Chelsea Kings Road or simply Kings Road.

The line is currently considered the fourth major rail project in the capital after the Thameslink Programme, East London Line extension and Crossrail 1. It is not likely to open until at least 2022.[1]

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Location

In the current plans it will be part of a tunnelled section between Parsons Green and Sloane Square. The exact location would only be fixed when the line is approved but under the June 2008 safeguarding the surface structures of interest lie either side of Dovehouse Street (including Dovehouse Green) at its junction with Kings Road and some small buildings on the south side of the road opposite.[2]

Its eventual location may be influenced by the redevelopment of Chelsea Barracks, now near Imperial Wharf (which opened in 2009 on the London Overground network)[3] which may influence the exact location.

History

A tube line from Chelsea to Hackney was first proposed at the beginning of the twentieth century. In 1904 a bill was put before Parliament, but was defeated by the political allies of rival tube constructor Charles Yerkes. It resurfaced in the late 1960s and has been on the long-term agenda since then. An integral part of the plan was to build a new station in the centre of Chelsea along the Kings Road, which is not currently served directly by any tube or national rail station.

It was safeguarded as part of a potential route in 1991 and 2007.[4] Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council are strong supporters of Chelsea station, as well as returning Sloane Square into the project after it was dropped from the route.[5]

Proposed services

Proposed
Preceding station   Crossrail   Following station
towards Wimbledon
Chelsea-Hackney line
Crossrail 2
towards Epping

References


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