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Step by Step History of Baker Street Tube Station in London

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At the intersection of Baker Street and the Marylebone Road, lies the Baker street tube station of London underground. It is catered by five different lines which are Circle Line, Hammersmith and City Line, Bakerloo Line, Metropolitan Line and Jubilee Line. The station has 10 platforms, and the history of this station shows that the platforms and lines were added one after the other with the passage of time. These lines connect Baker Street station with several other station. On the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines Baker Street station connects Great Portland Street and Edgware Road. On the Bakerloo line Baker Street station connects Regent's Park and Marylebone. On the Jubilee line Baker Street station connects Bond Street and St. John's Wood. Furthermore, on the Metropolitan line Baker Street station connects Finchley Road and Great Portland Street.

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9 Steps For History of Baker Street Tube Station in London

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    Baker street tube station was opened on 10th January 1863, those platforms are now catered by the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.

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    In April 1868, the first portion of its branch that shapes its present route was started.

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    In 1892, the line that caters to the open-air platforms was expanded to Aylesbury Town and Verney Junction.

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    1906's month of March saw the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway beginning.

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    Till March 1907, Baker Street remained the northern final terminal point of the line. Furthermore, Baker street was spread up to Marylebone station on 27 March 1907.

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    Baker Street tube station’s initial building had lifts that served its platforms, but additional escalators were also installed in 1914.

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    The construction of another southward platform was started in the  November of  the year 1939. This connected the tunnels that are flanked by Baker Street and Finchley road.

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    The Jubilee Line was opened on 1 May 1979, adding another northward platform and replacing the Bakerloo line service to Stanmore.

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    A bomb was found on 23rd August, 1973 and also a week later on 30th August, 1973 on Baker Street station, both times the bombs had been defused successfully without causing any explosion.

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