Another step closer to turning the unused Mail Rail into a tourist attraction as the museum secures additional funding.

The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA) says that it has been awarded two funding grants, from Viridor Credits and AIM Biffa Award, in support of its plans to open the old Post Office Underground Railway to the public.

Viridor Credits and AIM Biffa Award are the charitable arms of their respective landfill companies.

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The BPMA has now secured more than 95% of the funds required to make The Postal Museum and Mail Rail a reality and continues to fundraise against the remaining shortfall.

Exactly a year ago, the museum secured a £4.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund

A “Mail Rail ride” will also let people take a trip through a small section of the post office railway tunnels, as part of the site visit.

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One comment
  1. Tom Rainbow says:

    Those carriages look awfully small – better start the diet…..

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