Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Logo

BRC Website Home
Quainton Virtual Stockbook - Railway Plant, Structures and Buildings


Passimeter01.jpg (450,061 bytes) Passimeter02.jpg (501,091 bytes)

Tony Lyster - Passimeter in the Museum

Passimeters were a new way of selling tickets as there were 3 ticket windows contained within a single booth thereby providing security and economy of scale. Our example came to us from English Heritage who had it in store in the Welsh Borders, but it originated at Westminster Underground station. During the restoration we replaced all the opaque windows with clear glass for an improved visibility. There is a small display inside explaining the use and punch design of a ticket collector´s nippers.

There are 3 LT ones known to survive; 2 are in a private collection and 1 in the London Transport Museum's Acton store. The National Railway Museum at York has one of the similar LNER ones one display, from Winchmore Hill. The East Anglian Railway Museum also has a LNER Passimeter from Ilford Station.


Origin :- London Transport Date Built :- ???? Number :- N/A
Type :- Structure Builder :- ??? Owner QRS
Status :- Restored Location :- Museum Accession No. TBC

Text © Quainton Railway Society / Photographs © Quainton Railway Society or referenced photographer
Email Webmaster
Page Updated: 15 October 2017