Stanmore tube station

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Stanmore
London Underground
Stanmore tube station 1.jpg
Stanmore is located in Greater London
Stanmore
Stanmore
Location of Stanmore in Greater London
Location Stanmore
Local authority Harrow
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 3
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 5
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 2.68 million[2]
2011 Increase 3.02 million[3]
2012 Increase 3.36 million[3]
2013 Increase 3.54 million[3]
Key dates
1932 Opened (Metropolitan Railway)
1936 Goods yard closed[4]
1939 Transferred to Bakerloo line
1979 Transferred to Jubilee line
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°37′10″N 0°18′10″W / 51.6194°N 0.3028°W / 51.6194; -0.3028

Stanmore tube station is a London Underground station at Stanmore. It is the northern terminus of the Jubilee line; the previous station is Canons Park. The station is on the south side of London Road, part of the A410 and is in Travelcard Zone 5.

History[edit]

Stanmore station was opened on 10 December 1932 by the Metropolitan Railway (now the Metropolitan line).[5] The station building and those on the branch were designed by the Metropolitan Railway's architect, Charles W. Clarke, in the suburban style used on the company's other post First World War stations such as those on the Watford branch.

In 1934, a proposal to extend the Metropolitan line northwards was discussed by the London Passenger Transport Board's Engineering Committee as an alternative or complementary scheme to the extension of the Northern line from Edgware. It would have required 1.2 miles of double track tunnel to reach the proposed station at Elstree South with Metropolitan line trains continuing to Bushey or Aldenham. A revision of the proposal in 1936, considered extending the Stanmore line to Elstree.[6] The proposals were not included in the plans eventually submitted for parliamentary approval in the LPTB's New Works Programme.

Following construction of deep-level tube tunnels between Finchley Road and Baker Street, the branch and most stopping services between Finchley Road and Wembley Park were transferred to the Bakerloo line on 29 November 1939.[5] The Bakerloo line service was transferred to the Jubilee line on 1 May 1979.[5]

In 2005, Transport for London began the construction of a third platform at the station. While this was structurally complete as of summer 2009 it could not be opened until new signalling equipment on that part of the line was brought into use. This delayed the opening of the platform until July 2011.

Gallery[edit]

Transport links[edit]

Stanmore station is served by London Buses routes 324 and H12, night route N98 and Uno Buses route 615. London Buses routes 107, 142 and 340 run close by.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News (London Underground Railway Society) (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617. 
  5. ^ a b c Rose, Douglas (1999) [1980]. The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History (7th ed.). Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4. 
  6. ^ Beard, Tony (2002). By Tube Beyond Edgware. Capital Transport. pp. 21–22. ISBN 1-85414-246-1. 
  7. ^ "North West London bus map". Transport for London. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Terminus Jubilee line
towards Stratford
  Former services  
Terminus Bakerloo line
Stanmore branch (1939-1979)