Rail bosses get steamed up as Shoreditch station reopens

RAIL bosses are getting steamed up this-morning as a marketing promotion gets under way for the reopening of the East London Line. A vintage steam locomotive is making a special run to mark the reopening of the line from Shoreditch to New Cross that first saw light of day in 1871

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RAIL bosses are getting steamed up this-morning (Thursday) as a marketing promotion gets under way for the reopening of the East London Line later this month.

A vintage steam locomotive is making a special run to mark the reopening of the line from Shoreditch to New Cross that first saw light of day in 1871.

The journeys begin at the original Shoreditch station just off Brick Lane that closed five years ago, now being renamed 'Spitalfields', not to be confused with the new Shoreditch High Street, which is running until 12 noon, using Brunel's world heritage Thames Tunnel between Wapping and Rotherhithe.


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Passengers get a scenic view of the urban landscape as the locomotive passes under Whitechapel, Shadwell and Wapping on its way south.

Eager passengers were reported to have been queuing along Brick Lane last night for tickets to ride the first steam locomotive roll through Shoreditch.

Free tickets are still available by email here.

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