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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Heritage Tube Train Tour for Father's Day

It's Father's Day on the 19th June and if your Dad is into trains, this could tick a lot of boxes. The 1938 Tube Stock is shiny & lovely and will be the first time the train has travelled to Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport. It'll also be passing through more central stations including High Street Ken & Earl's Court. London Transport Museum say: "Leaving Northfields on the Piccadilly line the train travels to High Street Kensington via Earl’s Court where you will experience an unusual cross over from the Piccadilly line to the District line a manoeuvre not usually available to the general public".
1938 Art Deco Tour - Riding in the Sunshine
London Transport Museum are running three special two hour  heritage train journeys from 9.10am starting at Northfields . I was lucky enough to travel on the art deco 1938 Tube train a few years ago and it's a real nostalgic treat.

"The highlight of the day is when the 1938 Tube train will run from Hatton Cross taking a left turn down to Heathrow Terminal 4 where it will then carry on to Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and Terminal 5, this is known as the 'Fish Hook Move'."

1938 Art Deco Tour -  Mind the Gap

It sounds like it will be a great journey and likely to sell out quickly.

The 1938 Tube stock was one of the last units to run in regular London Underground service until 1988 (just in case you wonder why there are a lot of 1970's and 1980's ads in the cars). Tickets are £25 for adults and £15 for children £15.

Heritage Vehicles Poster at Old Street Tube

Tickets must be booked in advance on 020 7565 7298 at the Museum Ticket desk in Covent Garden or online. Full details and the timetable are on London Transport Museum's site.

Related posts
Art Deco Tube Special - Travelling in a 1938 Tube train
Photos from 1967 Tube Stock's Last Tour

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