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Tickets Alert: Take a walk through the Mail Rail tunnels
Tickets Alert: Take a walk through the Mail Rail tunnels

Tickets Alert: Take a walk through the Mail Rail tunnels

More dates have been announced for a chance to walk through the tunnels deep under Clerkenwell once used by the Post Office’s private Mail Rail trains.

May
13
2021
London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail
London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail

London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail

A new museum has opened in London, and deep underneath, it has the ultimate toy -- it's very own private tube tunnel railway, and you can go for a ride in it.

Sep
04
2017
Take a ride in the Post Office Railway next month
Take a ride in the Post Office Railway next month

Take a ride in the Post Office Railway next month

After a couple of years of work, the Post Office Railway will start to take its first passenger trips through the tunnels under London next month.

Jun
07
2017
Take a ride through the Post Office Railway tunnels
Take a ride through the Post Office Railway tunnels

Take a ride through the Post Office Railway tunnels

Around the middle of next year, it will be possible to take a ride through the disused tunnels of the Post Office Railway.

Dec
02
2016
Your name on an underground railway sleeper
Your name on an underground railway sleeper

Your name on an underground railway sleeper

There's a chance to have your name engraved onto metal and mounted onto the Post Office Railway.

Apr
30
2016
Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels
Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels

Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels

Behind an anonymous door in an unremarkable wall, can be found one of London's hidden marvels -- the Post Office railway.

Nov
01
2015
Torchlit tours of the Post Office Railway
Torchlit tours of the Post Office Railway

Torchlit tours of the Post Office Railway

Later this month, there will be an exceptionally rare chance to walk through the mothballed Post Office Railway tunnels.

Oct
01
2015
Disused “Mail Rail” edges closer to being opened to the public
Disused “Mail Rail” edges closer to being opened to the public

Disused “Mail Rail” edges closer to being opened to the public

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

Jun
05
2015
Post Office Railway orders new trains
Post Office Railway orders new trains

Post Office Railway orders new trains

The British Postal Museum & Archive has announced that transport engineering specialist Severn Lamb has been brought on board to develop and construct the train for the Mail Rail ride, opening as part of The Postal Museum in 2016.

Apr
25
2015
Post Office Railway a step closer to offering public tours
Post Office Railway a step closer to offering public tours

Post Office Railway a step closer to offering public tours

Plans to open the mothballed Post Office Railway to the public as part of a new museum got a boost today when the Heritage Lottery Fund allocated a £4.5 million grant to the British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA).

Jun
03
2014
Photos of the abandoned Post Office Railway go on display
Photos of the abandoned Post Office Railway go on display

Photos of the abandoned Post Office Railway go on display

One of London's great hidden marvels is the subterranean Post Office Railway running under the centre of the city and now, sadly mothballed.

Aug
02
2013
Michael Portillo rides on the Post Office Railway
Michael Portillo rides on the Post Office Railway

Michael Portillo rides on the Post Office Railway

A heads up about a couple of TV shows that may be worth watching later this week. Travelling around Great Britain by train, former politician, Michael Portillo uses a copy of Victorian cartographer George Bradshaw’s Railway Companion to compare and

Jan
03
2012