London Underground: 150 years

The age of steam returns to the Tube today as part of festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. The first passenger journeys took place on January 10th.

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Full steam ahead for London Underground's 150th anniversary

A restored steam train beginning its journey from to Moorgate, as part of the London Underground's 150th anniversary celebrations. Credit: PA

A 115-year-old restored steam train has begun its journey from its sheds near Earl's Court, London, as part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the London Underground.

When Met Locomotive 1 reaches Kensington Olympia Tube station in west London, the Metropolitan Railway carriage No 353 will take a group of specially invited passengers to Moorgate station.

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