London Underground unveil new fancy futurist trains
Designs for the new-look London Underground trains has been unveiled and it's bad news for the drivers, as they've been written out. No wonder they're going on strike.
Yep, the new trains are driverless and will run on the Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo & City Lines.
Perhaps it will be like a DLR arrangement where they've made YOU the driver, or at least you're the driver after you punched a small child to get that seat anyway.
Paul Priestman, director at PriestmanGoode, says: “TfL wanted the New Tube for London to celebrate the great history of transport design in London, whilst acting as a beacon of innovative 21st century public transport.”
“We took inspiration from iconic London landmarks and key attributes of British design to create a tube that is beautiful, simple, functional and maintainable.”
What he fails to mention is that they aren't due on the tracks anytime soon, with 2020 being the 'going into service' date.
Priestman continues: “London’s Tube is one of the most iconic trains around the world. We are proud to have designed something that it is part of the very fabric of London life, celebrating all that’s great about London’s environment; cutting edge technology, rich history and diversity. The New Tube for London will take the city into the future by enriching the everyday journey of its passengers.”
They'll still hum of commuter B.O. though.