transport-design

Get ready for the Night Shift

Night Shift - London After Dark opens at the London Transport Museum on 11th September, celebrating the nocturnal lives of Londoners - including, apparently, “hedonists, rat catchers, jazz-lovers and hacks” -  and the “transport heritage” that has met their needs since 1913. From the first night bus which ran in that year (below, outside Piccadilly Station) to the glorious 

posters designed to lure pleasure seekers into the West End by the likes of HS Williamson (above 1924, and below, 1931), it looks as though there is going to 

be much to see in the show. I hope to get along to a preview and report back. (Images courtesy LTMuseum).

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The New Tube - PriestmanGoode and TFL

The London underground wil be updated by 2022 says PriestmanGoode. TFL announced that 250 of the design consultancy’s driverless trains will be in use across the piccadilly, bakerloo, central and waterloo & city line.

The update branches across to stations as well. They will soon feature a step-less seamless walk-through system that ensures better commuter safety.

The designs also include wider doors to enable more people to get quickly on and off the carriages. The whole design is great and I look forward to traveling around the city in them one day.

http://www.designboom.com/technology/driverless-london-underground-trains-10-09-2014/