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1938 tube train

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Tickets Alert: Vintage tube train to travel through central London
Tickets Alert: Vintage tube train to travel through central London

Tickets Alert: Vintage tube train to travel through central London

Next month, a 1938-era vintage tube train will travel through central London, and you can either wave as it goes past or be inside waving back if you want.

May
13
Visit the restored 1938 tube train you can sleep in
Visit the restored 1938 tube train you can sleep in

Visit the restored 1938 tube train you can sleep in

If you're in the middle of the Suffolk countryside, a fully restored 1938-era London Underground tube train isn't the sort of thing you'd expect to see—but not only can you see it, you can even sleep in it.

Mar
26
Vintage tube train trips return to London in September
Vintage tube train trips return to London in September

Vintage tube train trips return to London in September

The 1938 era art-deco tube train will be back out on the railway again next month, running along the Met line in northwest London.

Aug
13
2023
Tickets Alert: Ride a heritage tube train through central London next month
Tickets Alert: Ride a heritage tube train through central London next month

Tickets Alert: Ride a heritage tube train through central London next month

Next month is a chance to ride in a 1938 era tube train through central London and up to north London on the Piccadilly line.

Jun
27
2023
Tickets Alert: Vintage tube train trips to Heathrow Airport
Tickets Alert: Vintage tube train trips to Heathrow Airport

Tickets Alert: Vintage tube train trips to Heathrow Airport

A tube train built in 1938 and restored to its art-deco original interior will be running between central London and Heathrow Aiport next month.

May
26
2023
The Art Deco heritage tube train returns to the London Underground
The Art Deco heritage tube train returns to the London Underground

The Art Deco heritage tube train returns to the London Underground

A tube train built in 1938 and restored to its art-deco original interior will be returning to the London Underground for the May bank holiday.

Apr
14
2023
Tickets Alert: Take a trip in a vintage tube train
Tickets Alert: Take a trip in a vintage tube train

Tickets Alert: Take a trip in a vintage tube train

After a lengthy wait, the London Transport Museum's 1938 art-deco style tube train will be back on the tracks for a couple of days in September.

Aug
01
2022
London Underground’s experimental porthole tube train
London Underground’s experimental porthole tube train

London Underground’s experimental porthole tube train

It's December 1949 and an experimental tube train has been introduced on the London Underground -- that had huge windows and portholes.

Feb
22
2022
A vintage tube train comes to Train Sim World 2
A vintage tube train comes to Train Sim World 2

A vintage tube train comes to Train Sim World 2

If you missed out on driving a 1938 era tube train, you can now get a virtual version with the latest addition to Train Sim World 2.

Oct
26
2021

Isle of Wight tube train secured for preservation in London

The group working to return one of the old 1938 era tube trains from the Isle of Wight to London says that it has been given one of the trains.

Nov
24
2020
London Underground’s yellow tube train
London Underground’s yellow tube train

London Underground’s yellow tube train

An old 1938 era tube train pulls into a tube station, and rather than being the classic red - the whole train is bright yellow. It wasn't popular as passengers flee in panic from this yellow terror.

Oct
27
2020

Support the campaign to bring a vintage tube train to Epping

As the old 1938 era tube trains are coming to the end of their extended life on the Isle of Wight, a campaign has been launched to return one to London.

Jul
30
2020

Isle of Wight tube trains could return to London

It's been confirmed that one of the Isle of Wight tube trains could make a return to London in the near future.

Jul
03
2020
Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport
Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport

Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport

The London Underground's 1938 era art-deco tube train will be making one of its occasional outings in April.

Feb
14
2020

Isle of Wight to retire its 1938 era London Underground trains

The Isle of Wight's famous use of old London Underground trains is about to end one era and start a new, as its fleet of 1938 era tube trains are finally being retired.

Sep
24
2019
Tickets Alert: More rides on the 1938 art-deco tube train
Tickets Alert: More rides on the 1938 art-deco tube train

Tickets Alert: More rides on the 1938 art-deco tube train

On Sunday 19th May, the London Transport Museum will be operating more trips with the 1938 tube stock train - this time on the Piccadilly Line.

Apr
23
2019
See a vintage tube train on the London Underground this Sunday
See a vintage tube train on the London Underground this Sunday

See a vintage tube train on the London Underground this Sunday

The venerable 1938 era little red tube train will be passing through Central London on Sunday in an increasingly rare visit.

Mar
15
2019
Tickets Alert: Another chance to ride in the 1938 art deco tube train
Tickets Alert: Another chance to ride in the 1938 art deco tube train

Tickets Alert: Another chance to ride in the 1938 art deco tube train

Following the weekend's trip by the 1938 tube train through central London, it will be out again next month in another part of the Underground.

Feb
26
2019
Taking a trip on the 1938 tube train on the Underground
Taking a trip on the 1938 tube train on the Underground

Taking a trip on the 1938 tube train on the Underground

Earlier today a very old train took a very rare trip through central London for what will be one of the last times it can make such a journey.

Feb
24
2019
See vintage tube trains and buses in London on Sunday
See vintage tube trains and buses in London on Sunday

See vintage tube trains and buses in London on Sunday

This coming Sunday, a vintage tube train will be running through central London, and out at Epping, vintage buses will travel around the countryside.

Feb
21
2019
Tickets Alert: Trip in an art deco tube train through central London
Tickets Alert: Trip in an art deco tube train through central London

Tickets Alert: Trip in an art deco tube train through central London

One of the last few chances to do this -- as a 1938 tube train will trundle though central London next month, and you can be on board.

Jan
22
2019
Art-Deco tube train returns to the London Underground
Art-Deco tube train returns to the London Underground

Art-Deco tube train returns to the London Underground

After an absence of a few years, this September offers a chance to ride in the delightful little 1938 era tube train.

Jul
19
2018
Tickets Alert: Vintage trains return to the London Underground
Tickets Alert: Vintage trains return to the London Underground

Tickets Alert: Vintage trains return to the London Underground

A host of vintage tube and steam trains are set to return to the London Underground's Metropolitan line in September for a weekend event.

Jul
26
2017
Vintage Tube Train Trip Along the Piccadilly Line
Vintage Tube Train Trip Along the Piccadilly Line

Vintage Tube Train Trip Along the Piccadilly Line

The Transport Museum is running another of their occasional vintage tube train trips next month, and managed to secure access down to Heathrow Airport again.

Aug
24
2013