Monday, 7 August 2017

Marylebone (ZMY)

Marylebone is a stop on the Bakerloo Line between Baker Street and Edgware Road which serves London Marylebone railway station, the entrance being located on the main line station's concourse.

Information
Type: Transport for London
(Bakerloo Line)
Station code: ZMY
Opened: 1907
Platforms: 2
Marylebone was opened in 1907 by the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway as Great Central after the name of the railway company then operating the main line station (Lisson Grove was another contender for the name) [1]. Originally the station was the line's Northern terminus until the extension to Edgware Road opened a few months later. The station was renamed Marylebone in 1917 though Great Central is still displayed on some of the station tiling (see photo below).

The original entrance to the station was a separate Leslie Green type building, though unique in that it was single storey with the ticket hall in the basement. There was also a subway connection through to the main line station. However the building was damaged in the Second World War and the current entrance was opened in 1943. The original building was demolished in 1971.
A Bakerloo Line train arrives

Southbound platform view

Station entrance
Great Central tiling
Platform view with a train in
[1] Mike Horne, The Bakerloo Line (Capital Transport, 2001) p. 20