Epping Ongar Railway hosts local TV personality for TfL podcast22nd December 2023

This week the Epping Ongar Railway played host to presenter Tim Dunn and broadcaster Rylan Clark as they enjoyed the ultimate Christmas commute! Join them in the TfL Mind the Gap podcast.

TV personality Rylan Clark with Santa

Tim Dunn gets special permission to take Rylan on a ride in the driver’s cab on a Central line Train, all the way from Oxford Circus to Epping. You may not know, but Rylan is a self-confessed Tube obsessive, and cannot hold back his excitement. He tells Tim about how he fell in love with the Tube in his childhood, the Tube station he's built in his garage, what the London Underground means to him and how it's shaped his life. Rylan and Tim get an incredible view of the tunnels and secrets you normally don't get to see from the driver's cab at the back of the train - and try not to push any buttons. The festive adventure, and Rylan's dream trip, continues when the pair board a vintage Routemaster bus of The London Bus Company , which takes them to a magical railway - and a very special Christmas steam train on the Epping Ongar Railway.

Tim Dunn and Rylan Clark on the footplate of steam locomotive Pitchford Hall

George Saville, General Manager, said "Everyone at the Epping Ongar Railway is pleased that we were able to assist Rylan Clark and Tim Dinn on their Central Line journey to Ongar and look forward to seeing them on the Railway again soon."

Mind The Gap is an official podcast from Transport for London (TfL).

An 18Sixty production. The producer is Marnie Woodmeade. Additional writing by Tim Dunn. The executive producer is Adrian Hieatt.

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