Yesterday we saw artist's impressions of what the The London Underground could look like in the future - here's a clue: it's blue! As if you didn't have enough TFL news to fill your quotient for this week, news has emerged that Transport For London is unveiling its first uniform update in over a decade. Yes, sir, the excitement never stops.
Conceived by Wayne Hemingway, a leading UK fashion designer, the new uniforms were apparently trialed at several stations over the last few months and the final garments were produced after input from around 200 staff.
'This new modern uniform has been developed hand in hand with our staff, and reflects both our heritage and our diversity," said Phil Hufton, London Underground's Chief Operating Officer.
"The new designs will help give our customers an even better service by making our staff even more recognisable to them. This is just one element of our work to modernise the Underground - from the way our customers are served, to contactless payment transforming the way people can pay for their travel, to the relentless improvements we are making to stations, accessibility and the comfort, frequency and reliability of our services. Together these things are creating a network fit for the 24 hour 21st century city we serve."
There's no word yet on whether the new uniforms will help improve the overall service of the London Underground, but to hear Hufton tell it, they'll make staff easier to identify at stations. Because let's face it: we've all been struggling with that!