You Can Ride A 1930s Tube Train Through London Next Month

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

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 May, as the London Transport Museum are running another of their heritage vehicle outings. This time, they’re taking a genuine 1930s tube train along the Piccadilly line, and tickets went on sale at 2pm today.

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 Sunday, May 19th. Two routes are on offer; one runs almost the entire length of the line from Northfields to Oakwood and back, whilst the other takes in the delights of modern aviation on a Northfields to Heathrow loop.

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-Oakwood service departs at 9:30am, the two Heathrow trips begin at 1:38pm and 2:48pm. Tickets are on sale now, at £35 (£25 for concessions) for Oakwood, and £25 (£20 for concessions) for Heathrow – but they’re expected to disappear rather rapidly, so find them on the London Transport Museum website now.

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