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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Written in Tube Moquette

London Underground launched some new posters by kind of playing Magic Eye with words in Tube seats! There's a series of questions relating to "amazing and unusual things that have happened on the network over the last 150 years".

Spiral Escalator

Walford East

Tube nerds like me will know the answers to the questions, but it's nice to see some of the more weirder things about the system being promoted.

Escalators

Roman Walls

If you want to know the answers and also see which lines the upholstery came from (I certainly didn't recognise all of the moquettes) visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tubeorfalse.

Speaking of moquette, Londonstuff went along to the Transforming the Tube exhibition at Aldgate on Monday, took some pictures & videos and saw some eye poppingly bright seats.

Moquette by londonstuf
Moquette by londonstuff

He said "A sign on the top said this is going to be fitted out on the Central Line and then across the entire fleet :("

Seriously?! These would be bad enough on the Central Line alone, but across the whole of the system? I love how each of the lines are distinguished by features like moquette and handrail colours. Is it a cost saving exercise? Wonder if we'll see more design uniformity now that the LU has ownership of all the London Underground Lines?


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