Sometimes when a school needs some extra rooms, they might put up a portacabin, but one primary school has chosen to use a tube train.
Burleigh Primary School in Cheshunt has applied for planning permission to install a former District Line train next to a building and convert it into a small classroom.
The planning application shows a single carriage being installed, with a small “train station” type shed at one end for access to the converted railway carriage.
Head teacher Garry Virtue told the Hertfordshire Mercury: “We happened to have a governor who works for London transport and they have surplus stock that we might be able to have.”
If permission is granted the carriage would be installed in the summer.
It’s a novel use for old London Underground carriages, although not the first time they have been converted into other uses, such as the old tube trains turned into offices in Shoreditch.
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