A weekend in September will see steam trains return to the Metropolitan line as part of Amersham’s heritage weekend.

The steam train will be pulled by Met No.1, which was used during the 150th anniversary celebrations of the London Underground, and L150 on a journey to or from Amersham station.

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The London Transport Museum has also teamed up with ‘Jam and Tea’, organisers of bespoke vintage tea parties, to create a retro tea room at Amersham station which is on the famous Metro-land route of times gone by.

Tea and cake presented on charming vintage crockery will be served on the station platform by ‘Jam and Tea’ staff dressed in vintage floral pinnies and country tweeds for steam day-trippers who have purchased a special combined tea and steam event ticket.

On Sunday 11 September passengers can take a free heritage bus ride from Amersham Station to Amersham Old Town where the town’s annual Heritage Day is taking place. Expect live bands and performances, market stalls, a children’s area and fairgrounds.

Choose from the following journeys:

Journey 1

  • Wembley Park – 10.34 depart
  • Amersham – 11.14 arrive

Journey 2

  • Amersham – 11.42 depart
  • Harrow-on-the-Hill – 12.10 arrive
  • Harrow-on-the-Hill – 12.22 depart
  • Amersham – 12.50 arrive

Journey 3

  • Amersham – 13.42 depart
  • Harrow-on-the-Hill – 14.10 arrive
  • Harrow-on-the-Hill – 14.22 depart
  • Amersham – 14.50 arrive
  • Journey 4
  • Amersham – 15.26 depart
  • Harrow-on-the-Hill – 15.55 arrive

Ticket prices:

These prices apply to Journey 1, 2 & 3:

  • 1st Class Jubilee Coach 353: Adults £30, Children 11 – 16 £10 (please note children under the age of 11 are not permitted to travel on this coach)
  • 1st Class 4TC Coach (1950s ex British Rail): Adults £25, Children 3 – 16 £10, Under 3s: Free
  • Standard Class 4TC Coach (1950s ex British Rail): Adults £20, Children 3 – 16 £5, Under 3s: Free

These prices apply to Journey 4:

  • 1st Class Jubilee Coach 353: Adults £15, Children 11 – 16 £5 (please note children under the age of 11 are not permitted to travel on this coach)
  • 1st Class 4TC Coach (1950s ex British Rail): Adults £10, Children 3 – 16 £5, Under 3s: Free
  • Standard Class 4TC Coach (1950s ex British Rail): Adults £5, Children 3 – 16 £5, Under 3s: Free

Tea and Steam ticket:

  • Additional £10

Book tickets here

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One comment
  1. Nic Maennling says:

    Around the late 1940s/early 1950s as a boy I was regularly taken to Moorfields Eye Hospital to treat an eye injury. Once, at the Old Street tube station deep underground, a small steam locomotive went through pulling a goods train huffing and clanking loudly with smoke partially filling the station ! It was a very exciting adventure for me but my Mother was horrified !

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