After an absence of a few years, this September offers a chance to ride in the delightful little 1938 era tube train. The one with wooden windows, deep seats, art-deco lamp shades, and all those old fashioned adverts.

On Sunday 9th September, the 1938 Tube stock train will run trips on the Metropolitan line between Amersham and Harrow-on-the-Hill.

A retro housewife in 1940s garb will be greeting visitors at the station, helping to bring the era to life.

There are also free heritage bus rides from Amersham station to Amersham Old Town where the town’s annual Heritage Day will take place, with live bands and performances, market stalls and a children’s area and fairground.

Train tickets are available for the following journeys:

Journey 1 (one-way)

Harrow-on-the-Hill09:43 depart
Amersham10:16 arrive

Adults – £10, Concessions/Children aged 15-17 – £7, Children aged 4-14 – £3 & 3 year-olds and under are free on laps

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Journey 2 (return)

Amersham10:43 depart
Watford11:06 arrive
 11:27 depart
Amersham11:48 arrive

Adults – £15, Concessions/Children aged 15-17 – £12, Children aged 4-14 – £5 & 3 year-olds and under are free on laps

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Journey 3 (return)

Amersham12:43 depart
Watford13:06 arrive
 13:27 depart
Amersham13:48 arrive

Adults – £15, Concessions/Children aged 15-17 – £12, Children aged 4-14 – £5 & 3 year-olds and under are free on laps

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Journey 4 (return)

Amersham14:43 depart
Watford15:06 arrive
 15:27 depart
Amersham15:48 arrive

Adults – £15, Concessions/Children aged 15-17 – £12, Children aged 4-14 – £5 & 3 year-olds and under are free on laps

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Journey 5 (one-way)

Amersham16:13 depart
Harrow-on-the-Hill16:36 arrive*
 16:39 depart
Ealing Common17:00 arrive

Adults – £30, Concessions/Children aged 15-17 – £25, Children aged 4-14 – £5 & 3 year-olds and under are free on lap
* You may alight here, but must confirm with the steward on the day

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The vehicle is a 4 car 1938 Tube (Art deco carriages) This is unreserved seating.

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5 comments on “Art-Deco tube train returns to the London Underground
  1. Flameeyes says:

    Ahh! That’s what I saw today stopped at South Ealing.

    Cute!

  2. I live on the isle of Wight and will really miss these trains one day . Love traveling on them week in week out !

  3. Rob Harriman says:

    Love these trains, i will be there on the 9th 150%, i used to drive this stock in the mid 80’s happy memories, proper train, hope for a cab ride and plenty of photos, keep up the great work the heritage team are amazing, regards Rob Harriman Milton Keynes Bucks

  4. The recent history is that, in the late 1980s, when the Northern was livng up (down?) to its ‘misery line’ soubriquet, they rolled out several of the 1938 stock trains to ease the pain. I used them, having been a 30+ year veteran of the line. The then current 1960s stock wasn’t much different except for more brushed steel and slightly more modern fittings. TBH apart from the forced air cooling/heating, which isn’t very good anyway, I preferred both previous versions to the 1990s ones becasue of the wonderful ‘cell of 4’ or cross-car seating, which was far better than today.s

  5. Adam Cummings says:

    We live a three minute walk from Watford station. Does anyone know if we could book a return from Watford to Amersham and back?

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