London Underground Postal Railway To Open On July 28

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The Post Office Underground Railway of London will open to the public after 14 years on July 28, 2017, as part of the Postal Museum.

The Clerkenwell-based museum will offer the visitors an opportunity to ride on the part of the 10.4km railway through Mount Pleasant station.

An audio-visual display will showcase the history of the Underground Postal Railway. The partial reopening of the railway is funded by the National Lottery, Royal Mail and Post Office Ltd.

The underground rail system was built from 1915 to bypass the increasing road traffic in the capital city London. The railway system was opened to the public in 1927. In its glory time, the railroad operated for 22 hours a day and carried over 4 million letters every day.

But in May 2003, the Royal Mail stated that the road transport is way cheaper than the underground railway. The visitors will be able to enter the engineering depot of the museum before travelling on the train.

Source: Rail Magazine

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The London Underground Postal Railway is a piece of history, and after 14 years the railway system will be back to life. The people of London will get an opportunity to know the history behind the postal system of the city.

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Story first published: Monday, June 19, 2017, 11:55 [IST]
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