Stations take shape as the first wave of Elizabeth line roundels now in place
One hundred and ten years on from the installation of the first roundel sign at St James’s Park Underground station, the latest version of Transport for London’s (TfL’s) historic design has begun to make an appearance across London’s newest railway – the Elizabeth line. The first new roundels have been installed at stations including Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon and Custom House in a significant milestone for Europe’s largest infrastructure project.
The Elizabeth line is set to redefine transport in London with quicker, easier and more accessible journeys when it launches in 11 months’ time. Construction has now entered its final stages and the line will open to the public in phases from December, when ten new state-of-the-art stations, all step-free, will open.
TfL and London Underground is famous for its rich heritage of design and the Elizabeth line is set to continue that tradition. While at the forefront of modern engineering and technology, the new railway will feature instantly recognisable roundels and signage. New photography and video footage released today gives a glimpse of the craft behind the production of Elizabeth line signage, including:
Manufacture of roundels at family-owned A. J. Wells & Sons Ltd on the Isle of Wight, where London transport signage has been produced for generations
Installation of platform roundels manufactured by Merson, based outside of Glasgow
Wayfinding signage produced by Wood & Wood in Exeter