The other event later this month is a sad farewell to the oldest trains still
running on the Underground - the venerable Met Line trains which have been
slowly replaced over the past year with the swanky
new air conditioned models.
Two things are happening.
It is likely -- but not officially confirmed yet -- that the very last trip
by the last remaining train as a passenger service will be on Wednesday 26
However, there will then be a last grand send off on the following Saturday
(29th Sept) and the last remaining train will run along the entire length of the
Metropolitan Line, calling at every single station served by the trains.
As with the Victoria Line farewell tour, the train will have a commemorative
banner on the front of the train to mark the special trip.
As that is an all-day event, tickets are a more pricey £40 each, with the
funds going to charity. Of course, you don't have to pay to stand on sidelines
and wave goodbye to the old train as it passes.
Tickets for the farewell tour go on sale later today - 020 7565 7298