Last London Transport Metropolitan 1960 A-Stock trains being withdrawn

PUBLISHED: 16:00 10 September 2012

1960... Original A-stock silver Metropolitan train passing red Bakerloo Line carriages

1960... Original A-stock silver Metropolitan train passing red Bakerloo Line carriages

LT Museum archive

Underground trains introduced on the Metropolitan Line 52 years ago between Aldgate and north-west London are coming to the end of the line.

Four of the original 1960 A-Stock trains remaining in service are being scrapped by the end of the month.

The silver carriages replaced earlier rolling stock from the 1920s and the last of the few ‘slam door’ diesel-driven trains from the turn of the century that ran between Liverpool Street and Aylesbury.

The withdrawal of the Underground’s longest-serving rolling stock began two years ago, when new air-conditioned S-Stock trains first appeared.

London Underground plans to keep one working A-Stock train for engineering purposes and perhaps the occasional heritage run in the future.

A final nostalgic journey is now scheduled with the last A-Stock train on September 29 leaving Moorgate at 9.55am and stopping at all Metropolitan Line stations during its day-long meander.

Tickets are £40 adults, £15 children 11 to 16 from London Transport Museum’s booking office on 020-7565 7298—proceeds to the Railway Children charity. But youngsters under 11 aren’t being allowed on board.

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