Colour transparency; Prince Charles and William Maxwell in the cab of a Jubilee line train on the official opening, by LT Advertising and Publicity, 1979
Prince Charles and William Maxwell in the cab of a Jubilee line train at Green Park Underground station on the official opening of the line, 30 April 1979; the train carries a commemorative headboard.
Simple name : Colour transparency
Date : 30 Apr 1979
Collection : Photographs
Reference number : 2002/12756
Associated person :
Reproduced in :
Taylor, Sheila (ed), 2001. The Moving Metropolis. Laurence King Publishing in association with London's Transport Museum, p331
Green Park, Westminster, SW1
LT Advertising and Publicity : 30 Apr 1979
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Content text :
On train: Charing Cross
On train: Jubilee Line 30 April 1979
Additional information :
The Jubilee line was officially opened on 30 April 1979. The Stanmore branch of the Bakerloo line, from Baker Street to Stanmore, was handed over in 1979. Tunnelling for the rest of the line, from Baker Street to Charing Cross, had begun in 1972.
The new line was originally due to be called the Fleet Line, but this was changed in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's 1977 silver jubilee.
This photo from April 1979 shows Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, in the cab of a Jubilee line train at Green Park. He later travelled to Stanmore, riding in the cab for much of the way.
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- LT Advertising and Publicity