Vintage 1930s-era tube train to run special service from Oakwood

London Transport Museum is running a heritage special service from Oakwood Station in June

Oakwood Station and (insets) the 1938 Stock train
Oakwood Station and (insets) the 1938 Stock train

A vintage 1938 tube train will run a special service from Oakwood Station next month.

Passengers can step aboard the “beautifully restored” 1938 burgundy London Underground train and be treated to a trip across London on the Piccadilly Line.

The journey between Oakwood and Acton will take approximately 50 minutes and, during the journey, an expert museum curator will talk about the work and care that goes into maintaining an 86-year-old train.

In addition, at one station passengers will be able to take part in a mini talk about the architect Charles Holden and how his innovative station design has played a major role in shaping the appearance of London.

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The 1938 stock was the first kind of tube train to have all of the electrical equipment underneath the floor, combining 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. London Transport Museum’s beautifully restored electrified train is made up of four cars complete with green and red moquette seating, grab handles and distinctive Art Deco light fittings.

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