Captured by Nina Manandhar
The uniforms were designed and made with durability, sustainability and attention to detail in mind – celebrating the TFL’s heritage but introducing new staff clothing for the future.
A concerted effort was made to ensure London Underground (LU) staff were involved in every step of the design process, through staff websites, workshops, and design sessions. The feedback from staff ensured that the uniform was designed to truly reflect the diversity of London and the LU workforce.
The designs employ the famous LU logo or ‘Roundel’ – which is in the top 10 most recognised brand icons in the world – in several ways, appearing on pockets, jacket cuffs, zip pulls, as well as being embroidered into the back of the uniform.
By working closely with the Uniform Consultative Committee, The Uniform Reference Group, Trade Unions and uniform wearing LU staff, we delivered a practical, fit for purpose uniform that is recognisable and modern, whilst reflecting London TFL’s rich 150 year history.
If you excuse the pun, it was quite a ‘journey’, and possibly the most intense and scrutinised design project we have ever undertaken – taking user engagement to a new level!
I think the design pays great respect to our heritage, whilst dragging us into the present, these designs look very stylish, and should add to our great reputation.
Mal, TFL staff member