When completed the Mail Rail will be the world’s first driverless electric railway and the ride will include audio visual displays to help visitors explore a part of hidden London, revealed to the public for the very first time.
£26million is being spent on the museum in Clerkenwell which is expected to attract around 186,000 visitors a year when it opens early in 2017.
As well as the Mail Rail, visitors can also explore the museum’s archives and travel through five interactive zones detailing the history of the postal service.
Patrick Severn Lamb, managing director at Severn Lamb, said: “We are extremely proud and excited to have been chosen as the train and ride specialist. The chance to design and build a train to allow visitors to experience these practically unknown tunnels under our capital is a unique opportunity. We look forward to being part of the creation of this new and exciting UK attraction.”
British Postal Museum and Archive director Adrian Steel added: “Severn Lamb has extensive experience of projects of similar scale and purpose to Mail Rail, and is at the cutting edge of new technological developments and applications. Having them on board will help ensure we deliver a first class visitor experience and we look forward to working with them as we move forward on this unique journey.”