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Queen attends Tube train naming

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The Queen has visited Baker Street Underground station today in celebration of the Tube’s 150th anniversary.

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty met members of staff during what was her first official engagement following a bout of illness.

During the visit the royal party saw the restored Metropolitan Railway Jubilee Carriage No 353 – the oldest operational underground carriage – before receiving a tour of one of the network’s new S-Stock trains, now named ‘Queen Elizabeth II’.

Mike Brown, managing director of London Underground and London Rail, said: “Today’s visit was a huge privilege, helping us mark the 150th anniversary of London Underground as well as recognising some of the staff who work tirelessly to keep London moving. It not only acknowledged our illustrious past but also the need to look to the future.”

As part of the visit, the Royal Party were also introduced to the team that restored the heritage carriage, as well as to representatives of the Railway Children charity.

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