St John's Wood tube station
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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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 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. For this reason Beatles memorabilia are sold at the station.
The platform design remains the same as when opened in 1939, and was designed by Harold Stabler. In 2006 the tiles were cleaned up and replaced.
In popular culture
The station is supposedly famous as the only London Underground station whose name does not have a common letter with the word "mackerel". The station also appeared in the music video for "Bedsitter" by Soft Cell.
- "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.
- "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
- "Tube or False? - 4". TfL. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
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- London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
Stanmore branch (1939-1979)
towards Elephant & Castle