Roll up, roll up! Transport for London (TfL) has created a fancy souvenir Oyster card to celebrate the Tube’s 150th birthday next year. London made history on 9 January 1863 when the world’s first-ever underground train made the 3.5-mile maiden journey between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan line, marking the start of a beast of a transport network that now shuttles around a staggering 1,107 million passengers a year.
On sale from 10 December, the limited edition Oyster card features the Tube’s shiny new 150th anniversary logo, set against an attractive background of vintage Underground designs. You can use the cards in the same way as usual, either as pay as you go or by adding your Travelcard to it, and they will be available to buy at London Underground stations and TfL Travel Information Centres. The special Oyster cards come hot on the heels of the success of the cards created for the Royal Wedding and the Diamond Jubilee. Grab one while you can – it might be 150 years before they make another one!