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Heritage Buses to Run Through London this Sunday
Heritage Buses to Run Through London this Sunday

Heritage Buses to Run Through London this Sunday

One of London's bus operating companies has decided to urge people to get off the bus and walk along one of its bus routes.

Jun
12
2012
Mind the Map at the Transport Museum
Mind the Map at the Transport Museum

Mind the Map at the Transport Museum

London's underground railway can not unreasonably be summed up in two icons - tube trains and that famous map.

May
23
2012
Ride in a 1938 era tube train at the Rickmansworth Festival
Ride in a 1938 era tube train at the Rickmansworth Festival

Ride in a 1938 era tube train at the Rickmansworth Festival

The annual Rickmansworth Festival is in a couple of weeks time, and as usual, the London Transport Museum will be there with vintage buses to ferry people between Rickmansworth Station and the Festival at Batchworth Lock. Also, the restored 1938

May
08
2012
Luggage racks from the old Met Line trains for sale
Luggage racks from the old Met Line trains for sale

Luggage racks from the old Met Line trains for sale

Possibly a slightly expensive gift for the commuting transport geek in your family, but the Transport Museum has grabbed a load of the old luggage racks that used to appear in the soon-to-vanish A Stock trains that spent the past

Jan
26
2012
Your chance to visit an abandoned tube station
Your chance to visit an abandoned tube station

Your chance to visit an abandoned tube station

Prepare to squeal in delight as the Transport Museum delivers an early Christmas present. The closed down Aldwych tube station by Strand is opening to the public again for a rare chance to go down and see this famous tube

Nov
01
2011
More details of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary Events
More details of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary Events

More details of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary Events

You may recall that the Transport Museum has secured a grant to Aldwych tube station might be open for tours in the summer (more about that in a day or three). The rail depot at Neasden is expected to have

Nov
01
2011
Win a Moquette covered chair
Win a Moquette covered chair

Win a Moquette covered chair

Thanks to a birthday gift voucher from my flatmate, I was in the Transport Museum’s shop the other day picking up some goodies, including a moquette design tea towel – which it turns out isn’t that effective in its tea

Sep
07
2011
Vintage trains running on the London Underground
Vintage trains running on the London Underground

Vintage trains running on the London Underground

It has been announced that the Transport Museum’s dinky little red 1938 era tube train, and the older, and rather larger electric locomotive, Sarah Siddons will be running special journeys on Sunday 11th September between Harrow-on-the-Hill, Rickmansworth and Amersham. The

Aug
17
2011
Geek Overload at the Transport Museum
Geek Overload at the Transport Museum

Geek Overload at the Transport Museum

What happens when you collect together 1950s comics and science magazines, acoustic modems, 5.25-inch floppy disks, a Sinclair C5 and a Commodore C64?

Jul
01
2011
Vintage tube train trip – timetable published
Vintage tube train trip – timetable published

Vintage tube train trip – timetable published

You may recall that the little red 1938 era tube train is going to take a trip along the Picadilly Line this coming Sunday - well, actually three trips in total, to run down to Heathrow Airport.

Jun
15
2011
Ride in a vintage tube train to Heathrow Airport
Ride in a vintage tube train to Heathrow Airport

Ride in a vintage tube train to Heathrow Airport

Just announced by the Transport Museum is a trip that is bound to excite a lot of people - a chance to take a trip in the museum's 1938 art-deco style tube train down to Heathrow Airport.

May
31
2011
The Thames at the London Transport Museum
The Thames at the London Transport Museum

The Thames at the London Transport Museum

The Transport Museum in Covent Garden may conjure up images of old trams, buses and tube trains, but probably not the River Thames, even though it had been the main transport artery through London for most of the City’s life.

May
10
2011
Special tube train tour next month on the Underground
Special tube train tour next month on the Underground

Special tube train tour next month on the Underground

Quite exciting, in a tube geek sort of way, for next month one of the last 1967 era Victoria Line trains will take a special trip around the tube network to mark the end of those trains in service. You

Apr
13
2011
Fancy a trip to Acton this weekend?
Fancy a trip to Acton this weekend?

Fancy a trip to Acton this weekend?

This weekend will mark the occasional opening of the Transport Museum’s overflow warehouse out in darkest Acton, and if you haven’t been, then it is worth a trip. To the depot that is, not Acton. Basically, a former train shed

Mar
08
2011
Talk: Stations of the London Metropolis
Talk: Stations of the London Metropolis

Talk: Stations of the London Metropolis

Tuesday evening found the subterranean lecture hall at the Transport Museum almost filled up as Oliver Green gave an introductory talk about his latest pocket book - and it is actually designed to fit in a pocket - about the mainline terminus stations in London.

Nov
26
2010

London’s Transport Museum gains a “Royal Train”

According to this week's issue of The Railway Herald, the London Transport Museum has gained a mundane, yet also quite special tube train to add to its collection at the Acton Depot.

Nov
08
2010
50th anniversary of Bank Station’s travolator
50th anniversary of Bank Station’s travolator

50th anniversary of Bank Station’s travolator

You might not have noticed it, but today marks a very special anniversary on the London Underground - it is the 50th anniversary of the travelator at Bank tube station.

Sep
27
2010
Take a trip in a 1938 tube train
Take a trip in a 1938 tube train

Take a trip in a 1938 tube train

Unexpected – as the poor thing has been rather ill recently – but the lovingly restored 1938 era tube train will be taking trips along the tube network in a couple of weeks time, and you can be on it.

Aug
22
2010

Chance to visit the Kingsway Subway tunnels

Some years ago, I cam within a whiskers length of getting a tour of the Kingsway subway tunnel that runs near to Holborn in central London and is now largely used as a storage box by the local council.

Sep
29
2009
Friday evening trip on the 1938 tube train?
Friday evening trip on the 1938 tube train?

Friday evening trip on the 1938 tube train?

Another outing for the iconic restored 1938 tube train – this time on a Friday evening along the District line. This weekend (29th/30th Aug) the Upminster depot is open to the public for its 50th anniversary, and the 1938 train

Aug
28
2009

Heritage Train Trip to the Disused Platforms at Charing Cross

Today was the highly anticipated 1938 tube train run along the modern Jubilee Line extension, and a rare chance to visit the disused platforms at Charing Cross station. Although I have been on the train several times – the last

Aug
05
2009
Take the 1938 Tube Train to the Disused Charing Cross Platforms
Take the 1938 Tube Train to the Disused Charing Cross Platforms

Take the 1938 Tube Train to the Disused Charing Cross Platforms

How about this - a chance to take the tube to the closed Charing Cross tube station - and not just any tube train, but the heritage 1938 stock.

Jul
15
2009
Another trip on a 1938 Tube Train
Another trip on a 1938 Tube Train

Another trip on a 1938 Tube Train

Busy weekend, but culminated with a trip on a restored 1938 tube train running along the Northern Line, probably for the very last time, as new signalling work later this year will make it impossible to run old trains along the Northern Line.

Jun
22
2009

Scavenger Hunting @ the Acton Depot

Yesterday was one of the periodic opening at the Acton Depot, which holds tons of kit that can’t be fitted into the Transport Museum’s Covent Garden venue.  This weekend was themed around miniatures, so the place was also manned by

Mar
08
2009