London Underground celebrates Diamond Jubilee by decorating Jubilee line trains

18:08 15 May 2012

A Jubilee Line train has been decorated to celebrate the Queen

A Jubilee Line train has been decorated to celebrate the Queen's 60 years on the throne


Jubilee line trains on the Tube are being wrapped in decorative jubilee livery to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.

The first of two special trains went into service yesterday [Monday] and will run up and down the Jubilee line until the celebratory weekend in June.

The second comes into service next week.

There are also 250,000 limited-edition Oyster cards available featuring a portrait of Her Majesty.

The cards are available from Zone 1 stations as well as at Heathrow Underground stations, with the exception of Terminal 5.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “Across our great city, an array of magnificent events will mark this momentous occasion and be a spectacular curtain-raiser to this coming summer like no other.

“This special edition Oyster card is not only your passport to the easiest way to get around London, but will also make a wonderful souvenir.”

Transport for London has also published detailed travel advice for all those planning to attend one of the many events being held in London over the Diamond Jubilee weekend when central London is expected to be very busy.

People are advised to use public transport, plan their journeys in advance, and to check the TfL website before they travel.

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