A Sneak Peek Inside The New Mail Rail

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A Sneak Peek Inside The New Mail Rail

We're all of a-quiver.

Trains for the Mail Rail — London's (now not-so) secret Post Office railway — are being test-driven beneath your very feet (if you're reading this in Mount Pleasant).

The subterranean track — formerly used to shuttle post from one London sorting office to another — opens to the public in mid-2017, as part of a new Royal Mail visitor attraction.  

Here's a video the ride you can expect:

This view, however, doesn't give the completed experience which, we're told, will involve a dose of interactivity.

The network, which opened in 1927 and closed in 2003, runs from Whitechapel to Paddington, criss-crossing the tube network. Although only a section of the track will be accessible to the public, it's still on course to become one of the most mouth watering attractions for London in recent times. Because: little trains. Underground.

Fresh stock was lowered into the tunnels in November 2016, for the first time in four decades. Like this:

And just because we're so bloody ruddy excited, here's another POV shot:

Almost makes you want to start sending letters again, doesn't it?

Last Updated 01 December 2016