London-based design studio Piestmangoode has unveiled the next generation of driverless underground trains for London, which will come in to service from the mid-2020s. PriestmanGoode’s design for the New Tube for London is inspired by contemporary London, its culture and architectural landmarks, and iconic British transport design.


The New Tube for London features a walk-through design, air-cooled cars, digital screens to enable live updates, wider doors to facilitate quicker turnaround times at stations and increased capacity. Natural finishes and materials in a palette of colours including charcoal, warm grey and oxblood were derived from looking at heritage and contemporary architecture and landmarks in London.


Paul Priestman, Designer and Co-founding Director of PriestmanGoode, said: “London’s Tube is one of the most iconic trains around the world. We are proud to have designed something that 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.”


The New Tube for London exhibition is at King’s Cross St Pancras Underground station, Northern ticket hall, from Thursday 9 October until Sunday 16 November. The exhibition features images of the New Tube design, including a fly-through film, giving Londoners a glimpse into the future.


all images and video courtesy of PIESTMANGOODE