Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the London Underground, Cubic Transportation Systems was recently among the small group of Transport for London (TfL) partners invited to meet Her Majesty The Queen.
During the March 20 visit, Her Majesty visited Baker Street Underground Station accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. The Royal party was introduced to key London Underground staff, apprentices and suppliers involved in the restoration of an 1892 underground coach that was a highlight of January’s commemorative steam run
The run included a restored steam locomotive and carriages that recreated the world’s first underground rail journey run on London’s Metropolitan Railway on Jan. 13, 1863. The Royal Party was also shown examples of the London Underground’s past and future, including the Metropolitan Railway Jubilee Carriage No 353, the oldest operational Underground carriage in existence and used recently on a steam run to commemorate the 150th anniversary.
Cubic is an industry sponsor of the 150th Anniversary and also played a significant supporting role to TfL during last year’s Diamond Jubilee, Olympics and Paralympics, when the performance of London’s transport network was universally praised.