Events calendar

Tube 150 anniversary celebrations on the Metropolitan line

Date: Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May

Experience the golden age of steam with the return of the newly restored Metropolitan Steam Locomotive No. 1 to the Metropolitan line, along with a GWR Pannier Locomotive & GWR Prairie Locomotive and experience first-hand what riding a steam train is really like!  Customers can travel in either the recently restored ex Metropolitan Jubilee Coach, dating back to the 1890s or ex British Rail 1950s coaches.  A number of journeys will be taking place between Amersham and Harrow-on-the Hill during this bank holiday weekend, as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the world’s first underground in January 1863.

 


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Don't forget to visit a new pop-up exhibition, Metro-land: the birth of Amersham-on-the-Hill, at 63 Hill Avenue, approximately 100 metres from Amersham station, which has been organised by the Amersham Museum. Entry to the exhibition is free and it is open from 10.00 until 16.00. Over the weekend there will be a model Metropolitan railway display in the exhibition and on Sunday 26th May a family fun day where visitors can try on 1930s clothes, visit the 1930s shop, make model Metropolitan houses and find out about train travel during the era.

Each train formation will consist of a Steam Locomotive from the list above, Sarah Siddons Electric Locomotive, ex British Rail 1950s coaches, ex Metropolitan Jubilee coach and a Class 20 Diesel.

Prairie on the Metropolitan line

London Underground has hired in a former Great Western (later British Railways) Prairie Tank locomotive as part of the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. Its first outing will be over the Spring bank holiday when it will appear in London Transport steam locomotive livery with the number L150 as a tribute to this unusual and special steam visitor to London. Although it never saw service on the London Underground network it was considered a perfect substitute for the real thing because of this type of locomotive’s impressive operational flexibility.

Please note that due to the nature of running heritage trains, changes in the timetable or cancellations may be necessary.

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Tickets

Tickets are priced between £15 and £45. A limited selection of tickets will be available to purchase at Amersham station from 11.00 each day, however due to high demand we cannot guarantee availability for all journeys.

You can call the booking office on 0207 565 7298 to receive up to date information on ticket availability.

Please note that children under the age of 11 are not allowed to travel in the Jubilee Coach.

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The Golden Age of Steam returns to the Metropolitan line

Date: 7-8 September 2013

Experience the golden age of steam with the return of the newly restored Metropolitan Steam Locomotive No. 1 to the Metropolitan line, along with a GWR Pannier Locomotive & GWR Prairie Locomotive and experience first-hand what riding a steam train is really like!  Customers can travel in either the recently restored ex Metropolitan Jubilee Coach, dating back to the 1890s or ex British Rail 1950s coaches.  A number of journeys will be taking place between Amersham and Harrow-on-the Hill on the 7 and 8 September, as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the world’s first underground in January 1863.

Each train formation will consist of a Steam Locomotive from the list above, Sarah Siddons Electric Locomotive, ex British Rail 1950s coaches, ex Metropolitan Jubilee coach and a Class 20 Diesel.

A new model Pannier Tank L94 will be launched for sale at the event. Prices TBC.

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Due to the nature of running heritage trains, changes in the timetable or cancellations may be necessary.

Additional Events on Sunday

On Sunday 8 September a free heritage bus service will be provided by the Friends of the London Transport Museum from Amersham station to Amersham Old Town where a number of activities will be taking place, as part of Amersham Heritage Day.

Amersham Old Town – Heritage Day
London Transport Museum Friends will run a free heritage bus service on 8 September from Amersham station to Amersham Old Town where there will be an opportunity to enjoy guided tours of the Old Town led by guides dressed in Tudor costume. At Amersham Museum visitors can discover how to research the history of their home, and families can make mini Metro-land houses to take home. Entry to Amersham Museum is free to visitors displaying their heritage steam train tickets.

Amersham-on-the-Hill – Town Show
Visitors can also enjoy the inaugural Town Show in Amersham-on-the-Hill, near the station, on Sunday 8 September. The theme will be ‘Metro-land’ to coincide with London Underground’s 150th anniversary. After the success of the Amersham Metro-land exhibition in June, there will be a similarly fascinating display at the Town Show. Other family fun activities will include a bouncy castle, live music, and a funfair, as well as a horticultural and domestic produce show. 

Tickets

Tickets are priced from between £15 and £45.

You can purchase tickets by contacting our booking office on 0207 565 7298. Tickets will also be available to purchase at Amersham station from 11.00 each day. 

Please Note:

  • Advance purchase tickets can be collected at either Wembley Park (Journey 1) or Amersham Station (Journey's 2 and 3).
  • Due to safety restrictions children under the age of 11 will not be able to travel in the ex Metropolitan Jubilee Coach 353