TfL is not averse to relocating its iconic red, white and blue tube carriages from the confines of the London Underground. You've probably noticed the graffiti-covered carriages on top of a Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch, which Village Underground rents out as work spaces for creative types. And then there's the decommissioned 1968 model Victoria line Underground railway carriage at Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum, which is often used as a film set. And now some lucky primary schoolkids will get to take their books out of an old District line tube carriage.
The 15-tonne tube carriage was delivered to Coopers Lane School in Lewisham by crane earlier this month after a refurbishment, which also added a pretend station platform and mini ticket office to the playground. The tube-mania didn't stop there, as classrooms have also been renamed after London tube stations, including Angel and Embankment.
The school worked in partnership with the Mace Foundation to bring the project to life. See the carriage negotiate traffic on its way to the school below:
In other tube news, London Underground staff are planning a pre-Christmas tube strike