Swiss Cottage tube station
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 lies in Travelcard Zone 2 and is located at the junction of Finchley Road, Avenue Road and College Crescent.
|Local authority||London Borough of Camden|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Original company||London Passenger Transport Board|
|20 November 1939||Station opened (Bakerloo line)|
|1 May 1979||Bakerloo service replaced by Jubilee line|
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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.
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
Stanmore branch (1939-1979)
towards Elephant & Castle