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The Runaway Train was an audio exclusive story featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond.

2010 Daily Telegraph release

Originally announced as the second Eleventh Doctor audio-exclusive adventure, with a release date of 3 June 2010, it was subsequently indicated by online retailers such as Amazon that release had been delayed until 3 February 2011, before being brought forward to 7 October 2010.

However a free copy of this story was given away with The Daily Telegraph on 24 April 2010.

The Hounds of Artemis, originally announced as the first Eleventh Doctor audio-exclusive adventure, with a release date of 8 April 2010, was delayed to 3 June 2010, and was only finally released on 5 May 2011. As a result, The Runaway Train was technically the first Eleventh Doctor audio release, although BBC Audio treated The Hounds of Artemis as the first in the series.

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Arriving on Earth in 1864, the Eleventh Doctor and Amy must get a posse together to help them retrieve an alien artefact. The duo are chased across the Wild West by the alien race, their only hope of escape is catching the 3:25 train to Arizona.


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  • The story was read by Matt Smith.
  • The story was also available as a download from the AudioGO website before the company went into administration.


  • The Doctor refers to his love of steam trains. As a boy, he had wanted to drive one. (TV: Black Orchid)

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