Parsons Green tube station

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Parsons Green
Location of Parsons Green in Greater London
Location Parsons Green
Local authority London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Increase2.svg 6.82 million [1]
2016Decrease2.svg 6.75 million [1]
2017Increase2.svg 6.76 million [1]
2018Decrease2.svg 6.03 million [2]
2019Increase2.svg 6.56 million [3]
Key dates
1 March 1880Opened (DR)
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WGS84 51°28′31″N0°12′4″W / 51.47528°N 0.20111°W / 51.47528; -0.20111 Coordinates: 51°28′31″N0°12′4″W / 51.47528°N 0.20111°W / 51.47528; -0.20111
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Parsons Green is an above-ground London Underground station on the Wimbledon branch of the District line that opened in 1880. It is between Fulham Broadway and Putney Bridge stations and is in Zone 2. There are entrances on Parsons Green Lane and in Beaconsfield Walk. The station is a short distance north of the green itself. It was previously a train-operator depot, until functions were transferred to Earl's Court.

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History

Designed by a Mr Clemence under the supervision of John Wolfe-Barry, the station was opened on 1 March 1880 when the Metropolitan District Railway (now the District line) extended its line south from West Brompton to Putney Bridge.

Past plans

Parsons Green was a proposed stop on the Chelsea-Hackney Line, known now as Crossrail 2. It would have either supplemented or replaced the existing District line service on much of the Wimbledon Branch.

North of the station, the line would have branched off into a new tunneled section that could carry it into Victoria station, via a new station on the Kings Road, Chelsea station. Crossrail 2 will be built to National Rail standards and will go to Wimbledon via Clapham Junction instead. The route was safeguarded in 1991 and again in 2007.

Bombing

On 15 September 2017, around 8:20am BST, an explosion inspired by ISIL on a train carriage at the station injured 30 people. No fatalities were reported. [4] The explosion was treated by the Metropolitan Police as a terrorist incident. [5]

The attacker, Ahmed Hassan, was tried for attempted murder in March 2018. [6] He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment and must serve a minimum of 34 years. [7] On 6 April 2019 it was announced that Lt. col. Craig Palmer, a passenger on the affected tube train, had been awarded the Queen's Commendation for Bravery for his part in helping to bring the bomber to trial and conviction. [8]

Sidings

Parsons Green is an intermediate terminating point for both District line services. Below are the seven sidings explained:

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