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Encyclopedia > Aldgate tube station
Trains at Aldgate tube station
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Entrance to Aldgate tube station
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Aldgate tube station is a London Underground station located at Aldgate in the City of London. Interior of Aldgate tube station Image by ChrisO File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Interior of Aldgate tube station Image by ChrisO File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Aldgate tube station taken by A Brady 27/11/03 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Aldgate tube station taken by A Brady 27/11/03 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Slight modifications to the famous London Underground roundel indicate the name of each station on platform and some outdoor signs. ... Aldgate was a gateway through London Wall to the City of London, located by the East End. ... This article is about a small section of central 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. This article is about a part of the London Underground. ... Categories: Circle Line stations | District Line stations | London Underground stubs ... Liverpool Street station Liverpool Street station, also called London Liverpool Street, is a mainline railway station in the north eastern corner of the City of London, in the heart of the financial district, with entrances on Bishopsgate and Liverpool Street itself. ... The Metropolitan Line is an integral part of the London Underground. ... Travelcard Zone 1 is the most central zone of Transport for Londons zonal system used for calculating co-ordinated inter-modal Travelcard fares within London. ...


History

The station was opened on 18 November 1876 with the southbound extension to Tower Hill opening on 25 September 1882, completing the Circle. Services from Aldgate originally ran far further west than they do now, reaching as far as Richmond, and trains also used to run from Aldgate to Hammersmith (the Hammersmith & City Line now bypasses the station). It only became the terminus of the Metropolitan Line in 1941. Prior to that, Metropolitan trains had continued on to the southern termini of the East London Line. The station was badly damaged by German bombing during World War II. In 2005, one of several bombs in the 7 July 2005 London bombings exploded on a train near the station. November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years), with 43 remaining. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Richmond may refer to multiple places: Australia Richmond, New South Wales Richmond, Queensland Richmond, Tasmania Richmond, Victoria (also Richmond railway station) Canada Richmond, British Columbia Richmond, Ontario Richmond, Prince Edward Island Richmond, Quebec federal electoral districts: Richmond (electoral district), British Columbia (current) Richmond (Nova Scotia electoral district) (historic) Richmond (Quebec... Hammersmith is a town in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in west London. ... The Hammersmith and City Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured salmon pink on the Tube map, running between Hammersmith and Aldgate East, extending to Barking in the rush hours. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The East London Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured orange on the Tube map. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (over 11 miles) into the air, August 9, 1945. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Wikinews has news related to this article: Coordinated terrorist attack hits London All times are in British Summer Time (BST), which is 1 hour ahead of UTC (UTC+1 / GMT+1) Additional photos and other images are on the images page. ...


In literature

Aldgate tube station plays an important role in the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (published in the anthology His Last Bow). Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th century, created by British author and physician Arthur Conan Doyle. ... His Last Bow is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the title of one of the stories in that collection. ...

In the story, the body of a junior clerk named Cadogan West is found on the tracks outside Aldgate station, with a number of stolen plans for the Bruce-Partington submarine in his pocket. It seems clear enough that "the man, dead or alive, either fell or was precipitated from a train." But why, wonders Holmes, did the dead man not have a ticket?


It turns out that the body was placed on top of a train carriage before it reached Aldgate, via a window in a house on a cutting overlooking the Metropolitan Line. Holmes realises that the body only fell off the carriage roof when the train was jolted by the dense concentration of points at Aldgate.


See also


Wikinews has news related to this article: Coordinated terrorist attack hits London All times are in British Summer Time (BST), which is 1 hour ahead of UTC (UTC+1 / GMT+1) Additional photos and other images are on the images page. ...

Preceding station Underground Lines Following station
Liverpool Street   Circle Line   Tower Hill
  Metropolitan Line   Terminus


Slight modifications to the famous London Underground roundel indicate the name of each station on platform and some outdoor signs. ... Liverpool Street station Liverpool Street station, also called London Liverpool Street, is a mainline railway station in the north eastern corner of the City of London, in the heart of the financial district, with entrances on Bishopsgate and Liverpool Street itself. ... This article is about a part of the London Underground. ... Categories: Circle Line stations | District Line stations | London Underground stubs ... The Metropolitan Line is an integral part of the London Underground. ...


 
 

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