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You Can Now Take a Ride on London’s Historic Underground Mail Rail

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You Can Now Take a Ride on London’s Historic Underground Mail Rail

Sometimes we get so excited about new technologies we can forget just how innovative tech solutions were in the past. For instance, did you know the London Post Office operated ‘Mail Rail’, a fleet of underground driverless electric trains, for more than seventy-five years?

[Image Source: Postal Museum]

Driverless trains are pretty common these days but when the idea was proposed in 1927 I am sure many thought it wouldn’t happen. The successful railway operated between the different London mail sorting houses. It was created in response to the massive road congestion in London In the early 1900s.

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