Update – ticket sales delayed until 12th Feb

Not in London (wails!), but in Berlin — where they run a small number of special open-top tours through their underground train tunnels.

These two hour subway cabrio tours are notable for the carriage you ride in – totally open top, with no glass reflections or ceilings to get in the way. Unsurprisingly, you’ll be wearing a hard hat on the trip.

The tours take place late at night so as to avoid disrupting the normal service, running between April and October. Some background info here.

Imagine a really long roller-coaster ride, without the upset stomach, and a million times more exciting. With hard hats. That’s the U-Bahn Cabrio Tour.

And it’s just been announced that tickets for next year will go on sale on 5th 12th February 2018.

Headset based audio guides are in German, so that might be an issue, but if not, and you fancy the sort of trip that London Underground should be offering — then head over to the BVG website on Monday 12th February at 9am (German time).

They sell out faster than a Pacer train going downhill.


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  1. Robert Barnes says:

    Thanks Ian, had details in my “Berlin Folder” We are away to Berlin on Feb., 7th., so will touch base with them on the 5th..

    Best wishes for 2018, and continued success for “Ian’s Visits”

  2. Chris says:

    I suppose London Underground is too timid and afraid of injury to those taking the tour to do something like this.

  3. Trevor Haynes says:

    I’m sure the HSE would be concerned about the potential for people to stand and jump off a moving train.

    • Ian Visits says:

      They don’t seem to be in Berlin, and frankly, if it’s really an issue, just use lockable seatbelts.

  4. Geoffrey says:

    In London the Circle Line starting & ending at Kensington Olympia would seem ideal, Pure tube would be too claustrophobic and much less interesting. They could use cut down D class withdrawn units and run on Sundays when traffic is lower.

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