Stanmore station reached a significant milestone recently as it celebrated its part of the 40th anniversary of the Jubilee Line.
On May 1, 1979 the Jubilee Line was opened by Prince Charles and since then it has connected Stanmore in north London with Stratford in the east with the line cutting through central London.
While Stanmore station has been a part of the Jubilee Line for four decades it actually opened in December 1932 by the Metropolitan Railway which is now the Metropolitan Line.
The station building and those on the branch were designed by the Metropolitan Railway’s architect, in the suburban style used on the company’s other post World War stations.
The introduction of fast, direct trains into London attracted commuters to the town and it became part of the Bakerloo line in 1939.
Forty years later in 1979 the Jubilee line was created with Stanmore a part of that as it is today.
One former user of the station remembers fondly when the Jubilee line was introduced to Stanmore.
Ron Walker said: “It was with great excitement that Stanmore was part of the new Jubilee line as it as in 1979.
“The fanfare around Prince Charles opening it and this new modern line meant Stanmore became an even more attractive place to live and commute into London.”
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