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The Postal Museum’s Mail Rail tours resume later this month

Tours through the Post Office’s disused Mail Rail tunnels will resume later this month having been closed since the pandemic lockdown started.

Tickets Alert: Walk through an underground train tunnel

This coming Saturday, there’s a chance to walk through the tunnels deep under Clerkenwell once used by the Post Office’s private Mail Rail trains.

Free entry to the Postal Museum during May

The Postal Museum is marking the bicentenary of the birth of Queen Victoria by offering free entry to the museum — if your name is Victoria.

Chance to walk though the Post Office railway tunnels

There’s an opportunity to have not one, but three visits to walk through the Post Office’s famous railway tunnels over the next five years.

London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail

A new museum has opened in London, and deep underneath, it has the ultimate toy — it’s very own private tube tunnel railway, and you can go for a ride in it.

Take a ride in the Post Office Railway next month

After a couple of years of work, the Post Office Railway will start to take its first passenger trips through the tunnels under London next month.

Tickets Alert: Tours of the mothballed Post Office railway

The long abandoned Post Office Railway is to start tours from July, with tickets going on sale next month.

Take a ride through the Post Office Railway tunnels

Around the middle of next year, it will be possible to take a ride through the disused tunnels of the Post Office Railway.

Your name on an underground railway sleeper

There’s a chance to have your name engraved onto metal and mounted onto the Post Office Railway.

Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels

Behind an anonymous door in an unremarkable wall, can be found one of London’s hidden marvels — the Post Office railway.

Torchlit tours of the Post Office Railway

Later this month, there will be an exceptionally rare chance to walk through the mothballed Post Office Railway tunnels.

Disused “Mail Rail” edges closer to being opened to the public

Another step closer to turning the unused Mail Rail into a tourist attraction as the museum secures additional funding.

Post Office Railway orders new trains

The British Postal Museum & Archive has announced that transport engineering specialist Severn Lamb has been brought on board to develop and construct the train for the Mail Rail ride, opening as part of The Postal Museum in 2016.

Post Office Railway a step closer to offering public tours

Plans to open the mothballed Post Office Railway to the public as part of a new museum got a boost today when the Heritage Lottery Fund allocated a £4.5 million grant to the British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA).

Abandoned Mail Rail to Open to the Public for Tours

One step closer to taking a trip in a curious little train under the streets of London after Islington Council approved an application to open up the Mail Rail to the general public.

The abandoned Post Office Railway to be opened to the public

As I am sure you are all aware, the Post Office has its own private railway that runs under London and it lies abandoned and empty. However, it’s ghostly slumbers may be about to be disturbed.

Photos of the abandoned Post Office Railway go on display

One of London’s great hidden marvels is the subterranean Post Office Railway running under the centre of the city and now, sadly mothballed.

Three heritage events along the Central Line

A terrestrial alignment of heritage took place on Saturday as I found three heritage related events taking place within a few stops of each other on the Central Line. First stop was also underground related as the Post Office’s overflow