[Talk-GB] London Underground roundel

Peter Childs pchilds at bcs.org
Thu Mar 25 15:38:32 GMT 2010

On 25 March 2010 15:03, Tom Chance <tom at acrewoods.net> wrote:
> On 25 March 2010 14:50, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
>> Tom Chance wrote:
>>> We only do it for public services,
>> That is going to be one hell of a definition problem. Isn't London
>> Underground run by some kind of public-private-whatever? And you'll
>> certainly have to exclude DLR then as they are operated by a private
>> company. Oh wait, they are *owned* by TfL so maybe they would qualify... ;-)
> No, it should very simple. TfL contract different services out but they
> remain public services managed and financed by TfL. We might also use the
> National Rail symbol for our train stations, but not FirstGroup, National
> Express, etc. for individual services. We wouldn't use a Thames Water logo
> for their facilities, nor would we use a particular cab company's logo for
> cab ranks.

I don't think it should be a problem, The standard TFL logo (Red
Circle with a Blue Line Through the middle) means any part of London
Public Transport. (That means Underground, Overground, TFL, Buses,
Croydon Trams, DLR, and I even think we could use it to signify any
station/stop where an Oyster/Travel Card can be used.

However we may also want to use the Good Old standard British Rail
Sideways Z for that. (if we can get permission)

However I think we need to use something standard that is the same
world wide on our main maps so Underground in Washington DC looks the
same as Paris, London, or Moscow.


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