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Kensington (Olympia) station

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Kensington (Olympia) station is a railway and tube station in West London. On the tube it is now the end of a short branch of the District Line from Earl's Court – although built as part of the Outer Circle – whilst on the railway it sits on the line between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction with many trains coming from further afield and using the line to bypass Central London. The tube station was known as Addison Road until 1947.

As the railway forms the boundary between two London Boroughs, the southbound platform lies in Kensington and Chelsea while the northbound and London Underground platforms are in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Mainline trains from the following operators call here:

District Line trains serve this station on a short shuttle service from High Street Kensington via Earl's Court (the driver walks to the other end of the train, waits a few minutes, then drives back to Earl's Court). This station is in London Underground Zone 2.

This station is relatively quiet compared to its busy past, although a large number of freight trains pass through the station, as well as Eurostar trains travelling to the depot complex at North Pole. Motorail services, operated by British Rail used to terminate here, allowing passengers to convey their car to London from many parts of the country.

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