Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Swiss Cottage Underground Station London

Swiss Cottage Underground Station London

Swiss Cottage tube station is a London Underground station at Swiss Cottage. It is on the Jubilee Line, between Finchley Road and St. John's Wood. It is in Travelcard Zone 2 and on the Finchley Road

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 is named for 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 station was subsequently transferred along with the rest of the Stanmore branch to the Jubilee Line when it opened on 1 May 1979. It is geographically close to South Hampstead station, but is not treated as a valid connection.

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.

Thanks to Wikipedia for the above info

Been to this station before but never saw these great vibrant colours being cast on the roof. With a bit of post work I managed to enhance them and make the picture really pop.

There really is some great architecture below London so next time your up there just take a few moments to look around you and take in some of the architecture that is all around you.

Taking the Stairs at Swiss Cottage Underground London

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