London’s Art Deco train travel returns to the Metropolitan line


The Metropolitan line takes you on a journey through time on a sleek old subway train. Eight trips will be made September 3 and 4from Amersham to Watford and from Amersham to Harrow-on-the-Hill, in a beautifully restored Art Deco train. The heritage journeys will be the first time the train has been used with customers on board since 2019. It will certainly be a welcome return for lovers of old and beautiful trains.

The train on a previous trip. Copyright London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum organized the service to bring the history of the Tube to life. A traveling exhibition, in essence, heritage train journeys are always a hit with young and old alike.

The subway trains of the late 1930s represented the ultimate meeting of modern technology with beautiful design. Consisting of four cars, with their shiny late 1930s aesthetics (including Art Deco fixtures), they were the first subway trains with all electrical equipment under the floor. Running on several Deep-Tube lines, they operated for half a century. And they’ve lovingly restored the Art Deco train you’ll ride to reflect the height of its splendour.


Said Sam Mullins OBE, director of the London Transport Museum:

I am delighted that our much-loved 1938 Art Deco train is back on the Metropolitan line. We know that families, transport enthusiasts and vintage fans really appreciate a day on the carpeted seats. A trip on this beautifully restored classic train is a real step back in time to the golden age of commuting – make sure you don’t miss it!

Take your ticket!

Now you have to buy your tickets in advance. There’s no need to tip over and use your Oyster or tap your card to get on this train! Be sure to visit the website to secure your ticket.

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