New Stamps Celebrate 150 years of the London Underground

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Royal Mail has released a special set of stamps to celebrate 150 years of the London Underground.

The first train ran along the Metropolitan Railway from Paddington Station to Farringdon Street exactly 150 years ago today. The network now has 270 stations and carries 1.2 billion passengers a year.

The new stamps illustrate the Tube’s history, from steam-powered trains to Art Deco stations and the modern Canary Wharf station. They’re available at UK Post Offices from today or at www.royalmail.com/underground.

Comments

  1. Mike says:

    Great set of stamps – beautifully executed, but as usual the illustrators are given no credit for their work. I would love to know who made the images.

    • Hannah Collingbourne says:

      Hi Mike. I’ve received the following info from Royal Mail and I’m hoping to get more details about the illustrators from the London Transport Museum.

      “All images were from the London Transport Museum collection except for the stamp of the 1938 rolling stock (from Ian Allan publishing) and the 1999 stamp on Canary Wharf station which was photographed especially for the set.”