Aldgate tube station

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Aldgate
London Underground
Aldgate-Station-Entrance.jpg
Station entrance
Aldgate is located in Central London
Aldgate

Location of Aldgate in Central London
Location Aldgate
Local authority City of London
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 1
OSI Fenchurch Street [1]

London Underground annual entry and exit
2009 Decrease 5.974 million[2]
2010 Increase 6.03 million[3]
2011 Increase 6.24 million[4]

18 November 1876 (18 November 1876) Opened

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Coordinates: 51°30′50″N 0°04′34″W / 51.514°N 0.076°W / 51.514; -0.076

Aldgate tube station is a London Underground station at Aldgate in the City of London.

The station is on the Circle Line between Tower Hill and Liverpool Street. It is also the eastern terminus of the Metropolitan line. It is in Travelcard Zone 1, and its ticket office is part-time only.

Platforms 1 and 4 at Aldgate are two of the only three platforms on the network to be served exclusively by the Circle Line (the other being Platform 2 at Gloucester Road). All other Circle Line platforms are shared by the District, Metropolitan and/or Hammersmith & City Lines.

In Literature[change | edit source]

Aldgate tube station is important in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans. In the story, Cadogan West is found dead on the tracks near the station. We later know that the body was placed on top of the train before its arrival at the station.

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Related pages[change | edit source]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (October 1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st Edition ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.



Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Baker Street
Circle line
towards Victoria
Metropolitan line Terminus

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