Piccadilly Line Special Heritage Train Journeys Return

Trip across London in Art Deco style commences from Acton Town

The 1938 train calling at Acton Town station.
The 1938 train calling at Acton Town station. Picture: London Transport Museum

May 14, 2024

There will be another chance to travel on a vintage train on the Piccadilly line with tickets now on sale for a Sunday Special event.

You will be able to travel back in time on a 1938 Art Deco-style vintage train on 9 June aboard a restored 1938 burgundy Underground train. The service runs from Acton Town station to Oakwood station in north London and back. Single tickets are also available from Oakwood station to Acton Town station. The journey will take approximately 50 minutes.

At Oakwood station passengers will be given a short talk about the architect Charles Holden and how his station design has played a major role in shaping the appearance of London. At Acton Town station, which Holden designed, passengers will be able to shop for transport collectibles at a pop-up stall run by the London Transport Museum Friends. They will also receive an informative souvenir booklet.

The interior of the carefully refurbished carriage. Picture: London Transport Museum

The Piccadilly Sunday Special outing will launch a season of heritage events organised by London Transport Museum on the London Underground network.

All four Heritage Train Journeys events taking place over the summer in the months of June, July, August and September, will involve the 1938 Art Deco-style train which was one of the capital’s longest serving Tube trains. Some events will include costumed actors from a bygone era, craft workshops, souvenir booklets, a transport collectibles stall or a busker.

The 1938 stock train was the first kind of deep-level Tube train to have all the electrical equipment underneath the floor, combining the latest technology of the time with quintessential late 1930s style. These trains served London, on several deep-level Tube lines, for half a century. This carefully restored electrified train is made up of four cars complete with green and red moquette seating, grab handles and distinctive Art Deco light fittings.

Tickets now on sale for Sunday 9 June here.


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