70 or so feet underneath London's streets lies the unused mail rail system, a hard to reach subterranean system of postal tracks, cloistered away from human eyes. That is, until a gang of intrepid urban explorers cracked a secret entrance.
As a former Londoner, born & raised, who thought she knew everything there was to know about the city, finding out that there’s been a secret Royal Mail underground train line beneath our feet for over 85 years was just a little bit shocking.
London’s abandoned, underground mail train @ Silent UK – Urban & Underground Photography via Originally designed using a pneumatic sy
Sealed off for nearly a decade, the folks at SilentUK have finally uncovered London’s secret ‘Mail Rail’, first opened in the after extensive and complicated construction.
Mail Rail: Londons long-lost underground postal railroad - Boing Boing
Mayor of Westminster (centre) turns on the escalators at the opening of the new Piccadilly Circus tube station, London, 10 Dec It replaced the original 1906 structure & features a sub-surface booking hall & pedestrian subways.