London Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed the design, consulting and the new project for the Priestmangoode new vision of the underground in London.
The next generation of trains will operate from 2022. The 250 built will be able to work in a fully automatic, but will have a driver on board at the time of the first introduction. The design reflects the contemporary culture and architectural monuments of the city, while remaining true to the style British Heritage.
The platforms of the stations have a system of walk-through without step which increases the safety of commuters. The carriages include inputs wider to reduce the time and also have a greater capacity. Inside, the cars look more modern to provide a travel experience more relaxing, digital screens to display the information in real time of TFL.
The interior uses natural materials and finishes to ensure a comfortable commuting, and includes a color palette of charcoal gray and warm oxblood representing the DNA underground.
Paul Priestman, director of Priestmangoode, explains, "We took inspiration from the iconic attractions of London and the key elements of British design to create a metro which is beautiful, simple, practical and manageable."
We designed railways and subways in the world, we understand that what passengers want, but also what is needed to ensure easy maintenance and efficiency for the operator, a good design is not just style, it comes to making something better and easier to manage and maintain.