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
2013 Increase 3.54 million[2]
2014 Increase 3.89 million[2]
2015 Increase 3.97 million[2]
2016 Increase 4.04 million[2]
2017 Decrease 3.92 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company Metropolitan Railway
Key dates
1932 Opened (Metropolitan Railway)
1936 Goods yard closed[3]
1939 Transferred to Bakerloo line
1979 Transferred to Jubilee line
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°37′10″N 0°18′10″W / 51.61944°N 0.30278°W / 51.61944; -0.30278Coordinates: 51°37′10″N 0°18′10″W / 51.61944°N 0.30278°W / 51.61944; -0.30278
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Stanmore is a London Underground station at Stanmore. It is the northern terminus of the Jubilee line; the next station towards Central London 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).[4] 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. The introduction of fast, direct trains into London attracted commuters to the Metropolitan Railway and presented competition for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, who operated a rival train service from Stanmore Village railway station approximately 0.62 miles (1 km) away. The slower LMS trains ran on the Stanmore branch line as far as Harrow & Wealdstone, where they connected with London-bound services, but after 20 years of competing with the Metropolitan line, the Village station was closed by British Railways in 1952.[5]

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.[4] The Bakerloo line service was transferred to the Jubilee line on 1 May 1979.[4]

In 2005, Transport for London began the construction of a third platform at the station. This was structurally complete by the summer of 2009 but could not be brought into use until new signalling equipment on that part of the line had been commissioned, the platform opening to use in July 2011.

Services[edit]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[7]

  • 12tph to Stratford

The peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[8]

  • 18tph Stratford via North Greenwich
  • 3tph to North Greenwich

Gallery[edit]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 142, 324 and H12 and night route N98 and non TFL route Uno Buses 615 serve the station.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 June 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ a b c Rose, Douglas (1999) [1980]. The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History (7th ed.). Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4. 
  5. ^ "The Harrow and Stanmore railway". www.stanmoretouristboard.org.uk. The Stanmore Tourist Board. Archived from the original on 7 February 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018. 
  6. ^ Beard, Tony (2002). By Tube Beyond Edgware. Capital Transport. pp. 21–22. ISBN 1-85414-246-1. 
  7. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/jubilee.html#services
  8. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/jubilee.html#services
  9. ^ Jubilee line joins London's busier than expected night tube | UK news | The Guardian
  10. ^ "North West London bus map" (PDF). Transport for London. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
TerminusJubilee line
towards Stratford
  Former services  
TerminusMetropolitan line
Stanmore branch (1932-1939)
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
TerminusBakerloo line
Stanmore branch (1939-1979)