Have You Seen What The Future Of The London Tube Station Looks Like?


TfL has recently unveiled photos of what the future of the humble tube station looks like…and it’s very blue. Based on the fictitious ‘Idiom Park’, the computer-generated prints show a tube station with mood lighting, glowing blue walls and illuminated Tube maps. The ambient lighting will be a welcome change from that brutal light that has us questioning our outfit choices every single morning…


It’s not a totally blue affair, however, with gold- and silver- coloured walls and ceilings adding a bit of luxe to the mix. Placing emphasis on what really matters, the illuminated tube maps will certainly aid you on your way home at night when vision occasionally turns a little more blurred…


It’s not all just pretty images though. TfL has published nine “design principles”, AKA the “design idiom” (we know, right) that will ensure that all stations, including future and existing ones undergoing repairs, will contain a running theme and exude wholeness.

It all seems a bit space-age to us…

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