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Off the rails at Elstree and Borehamwood Museum

Model of how the Tube line to Elstree would have looked

Did you know Elstree was almost a part of the London Underground? With not one but two Tube lines?

How this would have affected the town is explored in Elstree and Borehamwood Museum’s latest exhibition ‘Off The Rails – The Line That Never Was’.

An 18-feet scale model recreating the Elstree extension from Edgware shows where the Tube lines would have run and information boards tell the story with photographs, drawings and plans starting with the initial idea and long term effects of the post-war cancellation.

‘Elstree South’ underground station, as it would have been, has been recreated and the museum’s display cabinets are filled with Tube and bus memorabilia and artefacts. There is also a video explaining the story from planning to being cancelled.

Elstree and Borehamwood Museum is currently open three days a week, Tuesday and Thursday between midday and 6pm, and on Saturday from 10am to 3pm. It is free to visit.

Please visit Elstree and Borehamwood Museum’s website: https://elstree-museum.org.uk/ for more information on exhibitions.

To find out more about our local museums or volunteering opportunities, please visit: www.hertsmere.gov.uk/museums
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