The Post Office Railway, known as Mail Rail since 1987, is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge, driverless underground railway in London that was built by the Post Office with assistance from the Underground Electric Railways Company of London, to move mail between sorting offices. It operated from 1927 until 2003, and in 2017 the former railway opened as a museum / visitor attraction.
‘Journey back in time on a specially made train through the original tunnels and station platforms under Mount Pleasant.’
The forerunner to Mail Rail was the pneumatic underground railway, which was used by the Post Office in London between 1863 and 1874 using individual wheeled capsules, operated by the London Pneumatic Despatch Company.
It is through the dedication and enthusiasm of multiple talented individuals working together, which has enabled the creation and completion of the Mail Rail experience.
- Client – The Postal Museum
- Year – 2017
- Scope – Concept Design & Development
I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the ongoing Mail Rail story.