An office block with an entrance next to Aldgate East tube station has installed its own private tube train — as a waiting room.
The Relay Building is a newish block nearing completion at the moment, and sits on top of one of Aldgate East tube station entrances. They are currently fitting a huge sliding glass door which is due to be installed in the next couple of weeks.
But behind that glass wall will sit an old sub-surface tube train in the main entrance foyer. It’s their new waiting room.
The train is moderately significant as well, as it is (a replica of) unit number 5721, which saw service on the special farewell tour run by London Underground as the old C-Stock trains were phased out.
Most of the old trains were scrapped, but this one ended up in retirement sitting next to the very station it would have passed through every day.
The hoardings around the office entrance block getting a decent photo at the moment, but the train carriage is in there, and can just about be seen through the barrier.
Edited — turns out someone has renumbered the train, so the one in the foyer isn’t all that it seems. Which is a bit naughty.