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Steam on the Underground – District 150

Date: Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June 2019
Location: Ealing Broadway & High Street Kensington
Journey times: Journey 1 (11:11–12:33), Journey 2 (13:06–14:33), Journey 3 (15:06–16:33)
Tickets: First class £180, Standard class £150

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Join London Transport Museum for the last chance to travel on a heritage steam train through central London to celebrate 150 years of the District line. Steam trains served the District Railway when it first opened to the public between South Kensington and Westminster on Christmas Eve, 1868.

Recreate the experience of being one of the first Londoners to travel underground and let an original steam train transport you into the heart of the Capital between Ealing Broadway and High Street Kensington. Mingle with Victorian characters on Ealing Broadway’s platform, and soak up the atmosphere whilst listening to live music from heritage Victorian brass instruments.

This will be the last time steam trains are expected to travel into central London on the Underground network, due to signalling modernisation that will provide more frequent services and improved reliability on the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

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District 150 train layout

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Draft timetable information

Please note that the final timetable will be confirmed shortly

Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June 2019

Journey 1

11:11 – Ealing Broadway
11:36 – High Street Kensington (arrive - remain on train)
12:07 – High Street Kensington (depart)
12:33 – Ealing Broadway

Journey 2

13:06 – Ealing Broadway
13:32 – High Street Kensington (arrive - remain on train)
14:07 – High Street Kensington (depart)
14:33 – Ealing Broadway

Journey 3

15:06 – Ealing Broadway
15:32 – High Street Kensington (arrive - remain on train)
16:07 – High Street Kensington (depart)
16:33 – Ealing Broadway

The train will be comprised of the following locomotives and carriages: 

  • Met No.1 steam locomotive (hauling carriages towards Ealing Broadway), owned by Quainton Railway Society
  • Bluebell Chesham Coaches
  • District Railway Coach No.100 from the Kent and East Sussex Railway
  • London Transport Museum’s Met Jubilee Coach 353
  • Sarah Siddons electric locomotive (hauling carriages towards High St Kensington)

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