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sat29aprmon01mayHeritage Train Journeys: Coronation Special

Heritage Train Journeys: Coronation Special.

Event Details

Celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty, King Charles III aboard an Art Deco style train for Heritage Train Journeys: Coronation Special.

When: 29 April, 30 April and 1 May

Where: Acton Town to Uxbridge on the Piccadilly line

Ticket price: Adult £28.50. Concession (student with valid ID, over 65, disabled visitor) £20. Child (aged 4 – 17) (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult) £15. Free for children 3 or under (must be seated on adult’s lap). Free for disabled visitor’s carer/companion.

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More information from organisers:

To celebrate the coronation of His Majesty the King, head off on a ride to a bygone era on a 1938 Art Deco-style train with the London Transport Museum.

Be transported to 2 June 1953, which was the last time that Britain crowned a new monarch. Then, meet a Grenadier Guard preparing for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Before embarking on your trip, you can pick up a souvenir leaflet, take a selfie with the LU160 ‘love the Tube’ backdrop and make a paper crown. You can also check out transport collectibles and ephemera at London Transport Museum’s Friends stall.

The 1938 Stock was the first kind of Tube train to have all of the electrical equipment underneath the floor. The train combined the latest technology of the era with quintessential late 1930s style.

These trains served London, on several deep-level Tube lines, for half a century. The restored electrified train is made up of four cars. These are complete with green and red moquette seating, grab handles and distinctive Art Deco light fittings. 

Refreshments are available from local cafes in Acton Town.

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