Final Barbican Heritage Tour

The London Transport Museum’s preserved 1938 stock was on railtour duties again on March 17, pictured passing Barbican while working from Upminster to Rayners Lane. 

This is likely to be the last heritage train to traverse the top of the Circle Line because of CBTC work.


MetroLink stops renamed after video games

Some of the city’s tram stops were temporarily renamed with a video game theme on April 14 to help publicise the Play Expo gaming event in Manchester on May 4-5. 

Piccadilly Gardens (pictured) was renamed Rainbow Road (from Mario Kart), Market Street became Hyrule Castle (from The Legend of Zelda), Exchange Square changed to Raccoon City (from Resident Evil), and St Peter’s Square switched to Tetris Square. Play Expo

Bakerloo Returns

London Underground’s 1972 Stock Life Refurbishment Programme is now almost complete, with one of the last trains to be treated – Nos. 3554+3255 – seen passing Wembley Park (on the Metropolitan Line) on March 14, working back from Acton Works to Stonebridge Park depot. 

1972 stock was originally built for the Northern Line, but is currently used on the Bakerloo Line. It is the oldest stock still in regular LU use.

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