Going underground: London’s new Postal Museum and subterranean mail train

The museum reflects the vital role Mail Rail played in the distribution of the country’s post with an underground train ride and exhibitions

For nearly a century, and unknown to many Londoners, a postal railway network operated 21 metres below the streets of the city, shuttling around the country’s correspondence. At its peak, Mail Rail ran for 6½ miles from Paddington to Whitechapel, carrying letters and facilitating communication across the capital.

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