LU's 150-year anniversary

London Underground has unveiled plans for a year of celebrations to mark its 150th anniversary.

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Steam power marks Tube anniversary

Paddington station. Credit: PA

The age of steam will return to the railways to mark the 150th anniversary of the Tube.

A series of specially restored trains will re-enact the first Tube journey - from Paddington to Farringdon - on January 13.

Trains that will run will include the 1892-built Metropolitan Railway Jubilee Carriage No 353 - the oldest in existence - which is being restored with support from the Heritage Lottery fund.

The January journeys are part of a series of events, including heritage rail trips, which celebrate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the London Underground (LU).

Two new £2 coins issued by the Royal Mint will go into circulation next year to mark the anniversary.

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