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Walk the lines: go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mail Rail before anyone else

Isabelle Aron

Earlier this year, we brought you the news that work had finally begun on turning the legendary Mail Rail (the old Post Office Underground Railway that closed in 2003) into a museum and underground ride. The long-awaited attraction won't be opening its doors until early 2017, but if you've got a passion for stamps and the subterranean, there is a way you could get a peak at the place before anyone else. 

The folks behind restoration project are calling on people to sponsor wooden sleepers, which, after 90 years of service, could do with a bit of TLC to get them restored to their former glory.

Admittedly, the sponsorship doesn't come cheap, but can you put a price on this city's history? Well, yes, you can, and it's £250 in this case. But if you're willing to part with the cash, you'll be rewarded with a certificate of Mail Rail sleeper sponsorship, two tickets to ride the Mail Rail before it opens to the public, exclusive Mail Rail postcards and a 'Walk the Rails' tour around the tunnels.

Find out more about how to sponsor a sleeper.

See what happened when we went behind the scenes at the Mail Rail.


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