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Swiss Cottage tube station

Swiss Cottage
Eastern entrance
Swiss Cottage is located in Greater London
Swiss Cottage
Location of Swiss Cottage in Greater London
Location Swiss Cottage
Local authority London Borough of Camden
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 6.91 million[1]
2012 7.53 million[1]
2013 7.83 million[1]
2014 7.28 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company London Passenger Transport Board
Key dates
20 November 1939 Station opened (Bakerloo line)
1 May 1979 Bakerloo service replaced by Jubilee line
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portal

Swiss Cottage is a London Underground station at Swiss Cottage, north London. It is on the Jubilee line, between Finchley Road and St. John's Wood stations. It is in Travelcard Zone 2 and located at the junction of Finchley Road, Avenue Road and College Crescent.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Connections 2
  • Gallery 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The station was opened on 20 November 1939 on a new section of deep-level tunnel constructed between Baker Street and Finchley Road stations when the Metropolitan line's services on its Stanmore branch were transferred to the Bakerloo line. It is named after a nearby pub built in 1803–4, originally called The Swiss Tavern and later renamed Swiss Cottage.

The new station initially operated as part of a combined station with the Metropolitan line's adjacent sub-surface Swiss Cottage station (platforms 1 and 2 were Metropolitan line and 3 and 4 were Bakerloo line), but the Metropolitan line station was closed on 17 August 1940. The Bakerloo line station was subsequently transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee line when it opened on 1 May 1979.

Connections

London Buses routes 13, 31, 46, 82, 113, 187, 268, 603 and C11 and night routes N13, N28, N31 and N113 serve the station.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data.  

External links

  • London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
    • Subway entrance to station, 1953
    • Platform, 1946
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line
towards Stratford
  Former services  
towards Stanmore
Bakerloo line
Stanmore branch (1939-1979)
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