Everyday 24 million journeys are made across the London Transport Network, which is why the unveiling of the latest fleet of London tube trains is a pretty big deal. Of all the design we come across, not much of it affects as many people as trains that millions of Londoners will use day in, day out.
Hailed as “future proof,” London design studio Priestmangoode are the team behind the new trains to be rolled out in 2020 across the Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo & City lines. Working closely with Transport for London, the studio have created a version which can run without the need for a driver, an impressive (if slightly worrying) thought.
Other mod-cons will include full air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and screens that will replace the current paper adverts with up-to-date travel information. The whole network is an element of design a huge number of us interact with everyday so the team have tried to think of “every eventuality that might happen” and really consider the fact that these new trains will probably run for another 40 years.
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