LU150: Steam On the Underground Timetable and Prices

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No. 30587 Steaming at Baker Street

No. 30587 Steaming at Baker Street, copyright/credit Leon Daniels

It has been something of an open secret that the London Transport Museum has been preparing for a limited number of Steam runs on the Metropolitan Line next year. Indeed in February we posted pictures of the L&SWR Beattie Well Tank being used to test steam on the Line (you can find those photos here and here).

This morning, the Museum finally posted both timetable and ticketing details, for the runs and given the level of interest this is likely to produce, the Museum have wisely opted to carry out a ticket ballot. To quote from their website:

Due to popular demand for tickets and limited capacity on the steam train a public ballot will open on Monday 29 October 2012 (online application) at 10:00 and 5 November 2012 (phone application) at 10:00 and will close on Sunday 11 November 2012. The ballot is for the opportunity to enter into a draw to purchase tickets for train runs on Sunday 13 and Sunday 20 January 2013. A maximum of 2 tickets per person can be requested and only 1 request per person. It will be possible to select the date and either first or standard class seats. It will not be possible to select specific seats or train departure times. Successful applicants at ballot stage will be selected at random by computer and notified from 19 November onwards. Those who are successful will be contacted to arrange secure payment, with ticket despatch scheduled to begin on 3 December.

The ballot itself can be found here.

The LTM have also posted a PDF containing timetable and pricing details for the runs. For ease of reading, we’ve transcribed it below. It also contains details of the runs planned with Sarah Siddons. We have boxed the steam runs in grey.

LU150 13th January 2013

Non-stopping service from Moorgate to Kensington (Olympia), via Edgware Road

Passengers may only board at Moorgate

Hauled by Sarah Siddons Locomotive – First class £80 / Standard (3rd) class £50

Moorgate 12:10
Kensington (Olympia) 12:42

Please note that due to the nature of running heritage trains, changes in the timetable or cancellations may be necessary

LU150 13th January 2013

Non-stopping service Kensington (Olympia) to Moorgate, via Edgware Road

Passengers may only board at Kensington (Olympia)

Hauled by Met No 1 Steam Locomotive- First class £180 / Standard (3rd) class £150

Kensington (Olympia) 19:15
Moorgate 19:47

Please note that due to the nature of running heritage trains, changes in the timetable or cancellations may be necessary

LU150 13th January 2013

Non-stopping service Moorgate to Edgware Road to Moorgate return trip

Passengers may only board at Moorgate

Hauled by Sarah Siddons Locomotive- First class £180 / Standard (3rd) class £150

Moorgate 20:10
Edgware Road

Hauled by Met No 1 Steam Locomotive for the return

Edgware Road
   
Moorgate 21:02

Please note that due to the nature of running heritage trains, changes in the timetable or cancellations may be necessary

LU150 13th January 2013

Non-stopping service Moorgate to Edgware Road to Moorgate return trip

Passengers may only board at Moorgate

Hauled by Sarah Siddons Locomotive – First class £180 / Standard (3rd) class £150

Moorgate 21:25
Edgware Road

Hauled by Met No 1 Steam Locomotive for the return

Edgware Road
Moorgate 22:17

Please note that due to the nature of running heritage trains, changes in the timetable or cancellations may be necessary

LU150 13th January 2013

Non-stopping service Moorgate to Earl’s Court, via Edgware Road

Passengers may only board at Moorgate

Hauled by Sarah Siddons Locomotive – First class £80 / Standard (3rd) class £50

Moorgate 22:40
Earl’s Court 23:06

Please note that due to the nature of running heritage trains, changes in the timetable or
cancellations may be necessary

LU150 20th January 2013

Non-stopping service Kensington (Olympia) to Moorgate, via Edgware Road

Passengers may only board at Kensington (Olympia)

Hauled by Met No 1 Steam Locomotive– First class £80 / Standard (3rd) class £50

Kensington (Olympia) 18:23

(This service is only Hauled by Met No 1 Steam Locomotive for the first 6 minutes)
Hauled by Sarah Siddons Locomotive for rest of trip

Moorgate 18:56

Please note that due to the nature of running heritage trains, changes in the timetable or cancellations may be necessary

LU150 20th January 2013

Non-stopping service Moorgate to Baker Street via King’s Cross to Moorgate return trip

Passengers may only board at Moorgate

Hauled by Met No 1 Steam Locomotive – First class £180 / Standard (3rd) class £150

Moorgate 21:30
Baker Street

Hauled by Sarah Siddons Locomotive for the return

Baker Street
Moorgate 22:17

Please note that due to the nature of running heritage trains, changes in the timetable or cancellations may be necessary

LU150 20th January 2013

Non-stopping service Moorgate to Earl’s Court, via Edgware Road

Passengers may only board at Moorgate

Hauled by Met No 1 Steam Locomotive – First class £180 / Standard (3rd) class £150

Moorgate 22:40
Earl’s Court 23:05

Please note that due to the nature of running heritage trains, changes in the timetable or cancellations may be necessary

Written by John Bull