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You Can Ride A 1930s Tube Train Through London This April

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

You Can Ride A 1930s Tube Train Through London This April

A beautifully restored 1938 tube train is making a rare journey through London in April.

As Cher memorably once sang, “If I could turn back time, I’d definitely go for a jolly on a vintage tube train”. (Yes, that’s absolutely definitely how that song goes.) Luckily for Cher, her dreams are coming true this April, as the London Transport Museum are running another of their heritage vehicle outings. This time, they’re taking a genuine 1938-stock tube train along the Piccadilly line, and tickets are on sale now.

See also: These fancy new trains are coming to the Piccadilly line soon.

Photo: Alexander Baxevanis

A 1938 tube train, fetchingly kitted out in dark wood, padded seats, and forest green highlights, will roll through central London on Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th. It’s part of the London Transport Museum’s Acton Depot open weekend, with three trips on offer each day. The early and late trips each day will shuttle you from Northfields to Acton Town, whilst the middle voyage is a loop from Northfields to Heathrow and back.

You’ll travel in style through the Art Deco stations designed by Charles Holden, and generally have the most interesting underground ride of your life. The Northfields-Acton service departs at 10:58am and 2:49pm each day, whilst the Northfields loop starts at 12:38pm. Adult tickets are £45, but they’re expected to disappear rather rapidly, so find them on the London Transport Museum website now.


Also published on Medium.