St. John's Wood tube station
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|St. John's Wood|
Location of St. John's Wood in Central London
|Location||St John's Wood|
|Local authority||City of Westminster|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|Original company||London Passenger Transport Board|
|20 November 1939||Opened|
|1 May 1979||Bakerloo line service replaced by Jubilee line|
|Added to list||20 July 2011|
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St. John's Wood is a London Underground station located in St John's Wood in the City of Westminster, north-west London. It was opened in 1939 as a stop on the Bakerloo line. Today St. John's Wood is served by the Jubilee line, between Swiss Cottage and Baker Street stations and is in Travelcard Zone 2. A journey between St. John's Wood and Baker Street typically takes less than three minutes.
The station building is located on the corner of Acacia Road and Finchley Road and tube maps from late 1938 and early 1939 indicate that it was originally to be given the name Acacia Road or Acacia. This station is the nearest to Lord's Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios. The station is therefore not to be confused with Abbey Road DLR station in east London.
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The station was opened on 20 November 1939 on a new section of deep-level tunnel constructed between Baker Street and Finchley Road when the Metropolitan line's services on its Stanmore branch were transferred to the Bakerloo line. It was transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee line when it opened in 1979.
With the opening of St. John's Wood station, two nearby stations on the Metropolitan line were closed. These were Lord's (which had been opened with the name St. John's Wood Road before being renamed St. John's Wood and then Lord's) and Marlborough Road.
The station today
The platform design remains the same as when opened in 1939, as designed by Harold Stabler. In 2006 the tiles were cleaned up and replaced.
London Bus routes 13; 46; 82; 113; 139; 187 and 189, and night routes N13 and N113 serve the station. Coach routes 712; 755; 757; 758; 768; 771; 772; 797 and A6 also serve the station. Additionally, London Bus routes 139 and 189 while coach routes 755 and A6 provide a 24-hour service.
In popular culture
- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- "St John's Wood Underground Station". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage.
- Transport for London (December 2014). Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 February 2015.
- Tube Facts - Stations that it takes the longest to travel between
- Google Maps - St. John's Wood Underground Station
- "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
- "Station Refurbishment Summary" (PDF). London Underground Railway Society. July 2007. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
- St. John's Wood Underground Station
- "Jubilee line timetable: From St. John's Wood Underground Station to Swiss Cottage Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
- "Jubilee line timetable: From St. John's Wood Underground Station to Baker Street Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
- "Buses from St. John’s Wood" (PDF). Transport for London. May 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
- Tube Facts - Music Videos filmed on the tube
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- London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
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Stanmore branch (1939-1979)
towards Elephant & Castle