barber & osgerby appointed to design london’s new commuter rail train
image courtesy crossrail




edward barber and jay osgerby of studio barber & osgerby have been appointed to design london’s fleet of crossrail trains that will go into service from 2017 on the UK’s newest rail line. the duo will be working on the interior and exterior designs with TfL (transport for london) and bombardier, who will be building the trains at their factory in derby. each train will measure just over 200 meters long, made up of nine walk-through carriages and able to carry up to 1,500 passengers.


crossrail will run over 100km from reading and heathrow in the west, through new tunnels under central london to shenfield and abbey wood in the east.  TfL will introduce the new trains from 2017, with the fleet initially introduced to the existing rail network well in advance of services commencing through crossrail’s central section in december 2018.