Stanmore (ZSM)

Stanmore is the Northern terminus of the London Underground Jubilee Line though was originally was part of the Metropolitan Railway.
Type: Transport for London
(Jubilee Line)
Station code: ZSM
Opened: 1932
Platforms: 3

Stanmore was opened in 1932 by the Metropolitan Railway [1] and the next year became a branch of the Metropolitan Line of London Underground. The Metropolitan offered commuters a faster route into London than via the earlier Stanmore Village station which was operated by the LMS. Stanmore Village closed in 1952.

There were proposals in the 1930s to extend the line North from Stanmore as far as Elstree or beyond. However these plans were never proceeded with. The Stanmore branch of the Metropolitan Line was transferred to the Bakerloo Line in 1939 and finally became a tube line in it's right, the Jubilee Line, in 1979.

A third platform was added to Stanmore in 2011. The original station building remains and is largely unchanged on the exterior apart from a canopy to shelter bus passengers [2] though the ticket office has been moved down to platform level. Jubilee Line stock is stored on sidings next to the station, originally this was the site of a small goods yard but this was closed after a couple of years [3].
96ts 96104 stands at Stanmore

A Jubilee Line train departs

The newest platform is on the right, Platform 3. Though Platform 2 is to the left of Platform 1!

Station building

Stock storage sidings next to the station
96006 stands ready to depart

[1] Jason Cross, London Underground Guide 2017 (Train Crazy, 2017) p. 157
[2] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Baker Street to Uxbridge & Stanmore (Middleton Press, 2006) Fig. 54
[3] Ibid. Fig. 53