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Monday, September 08, 2008

London Transport Museum Auction

Thanks to the
London Transport Museum for telling me about the auction they launched on eBay on Friday where you can bid for some genuine Tube station signs including Shepherd's Bush & Lancaster Gate, have dinner for two at the Gherkin, learn to drive a First Capital Connect Train and have a Routemaster bus for the evening. At time of blogging this only had one bid - which is astonishing really!


The "once in a lifetime" opportunity to have a tour of the closed Aldwych Tube Station for up to five people is back on the auction again.

"Fantastic extremely rare opportunity to see inside this beautifully preserved piece of London’s history, and hear the stories and history associated with it from an expert guide.

Aldwych station first opened on 30 November 1907, and was then named ‘Strand’. It acted as the terminus of a branch line from Holborn. Architecturally interesting, built in the arts and crafts style, the station was built on the site of the old Strand Theatre.

Strand Station quite near Holborn Station

The station was renamed Aldwych on 19 May 1915. Trains served the station until 30 September 1994, when it was closed by London Underground.

Since closure, the station has been used as a film set in such famous productions as ‘V for Vendetta’. It is not however open to the public
."

There's also a number of other interesting things if you like your transport stuff, such as a behind the scenes tour of the Fen Line, a trip on a 1938 Art Deco special Tube train, which I was lucky enough to do in April (the upcoming one is blogged here)

Photo by DoYouMindTheGap Photo by DoYouMindTheGap

Plus an opportunity to drive a bus on a state-of-the-art bus simulator and an take part in a Hitachi high speed train tour and simulator experience!


Visit the London Transport Museum eBay Auction now to see everything on offer & place your bids. Bidding on most of the items in the auction closes on the 15th September 2008.


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