Transport for London
|Transport for London Logo|
Transport for London, also known by the acronym "TfL" oversees the planning and implementation of public transportation in the city of London, England. TfL is managed by a board of transit ministers who are appointed by the Mayor of London.
- 1 Branding
- 2 Transport for London Responsibilities
- 2.1 London Buses
- 2.2 London Underground
- 2.3 Docklands Light Railway
- 2.4 Emirates Air Line
- 2.5 London Overground
- 2.6 London Trams (Tramlink)
- 2.7 London River Services
- 2.8 TfL Rail
- 2.9 Other
- 3 References
TfL is known locally as well as internationally for the use of a roundel design on virtually all logos pertaining to TfL. The roundel is part of a cohesive package, with different shading for each division of TfL, and a standardized typeface used throughout. The most recognizable is that of the London Underground, depicted with a thick red coloured circle, with a blue coloured rectangular banner overlapping approximately the middle third of the circle. Other colouring variations exist with each individual subsidiary.
The roundel used for the parent agency (Transport of London) is all blue, with the print "Transport for London" in New Johnston typeface. The typeface Hammersmith 1 is also acceptable for use, and is typically offered free as an open source font.
Official coloring palette of Transport for London
Roundels for individual agencies
|Pantone||CMYK||RGB (HEX)||RGB (Decimal)||NCS||Notes|
|Transport for London||#000099||PMS 072||C100 M88 Y0 K5||#0019a8||R0 G25 B168||NCS S 4060-R80B|
|Emirates Air Line||#cc3333||PMS 198||C0 M100 Y81 K4||#dc241f||R220 G36 B31||n/a|
|London Buses||#cc3333||PMS 485||C0 M95 Y100 K0||#dc241f||R220 G36 B31||NCS S 1085-Y80R|
|#ff9900||PMS 130||C0 M30 Y100 K0||#f1ab00||R241 G171 B0||NCS S 1070-Y20R|
|#9966cc||PMS 266||C73 M81 Y0 K0||#9364cc||R147 G100 B204||n/a|
|Santander Cycles||#cc3333||PMS n/a||C0 M93 Y100 K0||#dc241f||R220 G36 B31||n/a|
|#cc33cc||PMS Purple||C38 M88 Y0 K0||#b727bf||R183 G39 B191||NCS S 2060-R70B|
|Docklands Light Railway||#009999||PMS 326||C87 M0 Y38 K0||#00afad||R0 G175 B173||NCS S 2050-B50G|
|London Overground||#ff6600||PMS 158||C0 M61 Y97 K0||#ef7b10||R239 G123 B16||NCS S 0585-Y50R|
|London River Services||#0099cc||PMS 299||C85 M19 Y0 K0||#00a0e2||R0 G160 B226||NCS S 2060B|
|Taxi and Private Hire||#9999cc||PMS 2715||C57 M45 Y0 K0||#8480d7||R312 G128 B215||NCS S 2060-R70B|
|TfL Rail||#000099||PMS 072||C100 M88 Y0 K5||#0019a8||R0 G25 B168||NCS S 4060-R80B|
|London Trams||#00cc00||PMS 368||C57 M0 Y100 K0||#00bd19||R0 G189 B25||NCS S 0580-G30Y|
|London Underground||#000099||PMS 072||C100 M88 Y0 K5||#0019a8||R0 G25 B168||NCS S 4060-R80B||Note: This is used for London Underground as a combined agency. Each individual subway line is assigned a specific color scheme, similar to that of TfL subsidiaries. See London Underground section "line coloring scheme" for details.|
|Visitor Centre||#cc0066||n/a||C0 M100 Y0 K0||#dc006b||R220 G0 B107||n/a|
Explanation of abbreviations
CMYK: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
HEX: Hexidecimal Number
NCS: Natural Color System
PMS: Pantone Matching System
RGB: Red, Green, Blue
Transport for London Responsibilities
London Buses is a division of TfL that is responsible for the bus system in London. Service is run by private contractors.
The roundel used for London Buses is all red.
- Arriva - Arriva London, Arriva Shires & Essex, Arriva Southern Counties
- ComfortDelGro - Metroline
- East London Bus Group
- Epsom Coaches - Quality Line
- FirstGroup - First London
- Go-Ahead Group - Docklands Buses. Blue Triangle, London Central, London General, Metrobus
- NedRailways - Travel London
- Stagecoach London
- Transdev - Transdev London
- Sullivan Buses
The London Underground is comprised of eleven individual lines, covering the majority of the City of London. As of August, 2016, London Underground has added overnight services (called Night Tube) on Friday and Saturday nights over the Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly, and Victoria lines. This network is sub-divided into three service delivery units:
- BCV: Bakerloo, Central, Victoria and Waterloo & City lines.
- JNP: Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines.
- SSL (Sub Surface Lines): Metropolitan, District, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.
Night tube lines run Friday night into Saturday morning, and Saturday night into Sunday morning only. This is listed to clarify that not all lines serve all stations during modified hours.
The roundel used for Underground services is red, with a dark blue banner overlay.
London Underground (Tube) lines
- Hammersmith & City
- Waterloo & City
London Underground (Night Tube) lines
Docklands Light Railway
Docklands Light Railway (DLR) operates five regularly scheduled (and two special) automated light metro lines on a 24 mile network with 45 stations in the Docklands area of London.
- Bank to Lewisham
- Bank to Woolwich Arsenal
- Stratford to Canary Wharf
- Extension to Lewisham (in weekday morning peak)
- Stratford International to Woolwich Arsenal
- Tower Gateway to Beckton
- Canningtown to Prince Regent (capable of providing services during exhibitions at ExCel Exhibition Centre)
Emirates Air Line
Emirates Air Line comprises a 1-kilometre (0.62 mi) gondola line that crosses the Thames from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Victoria Dock, to the west of ExCeL London. The duration of a single crossing is approximately ten minutes, however, may be faster during peak travel times.
London Overground is comprised of seven lines, stopping at 112 stations.
The roundel used for Overground services is orange.
London Overground lines
- East and South London
- Highbury & Islington – West Croydon
- Highbury & Islington – Crystal Palace
- Dalston Junction – New Cross
- Dalston Junction – Clapham Junction
- North and West London
- Richmond – Stratford
- Clapham Junction – Stratford
- Clapham Junction – Willesden Junction (Stratford at peaks)
- Watford Local
- Gospel Oak and Barking
- London Liverpool Street - Enfield Town/Cheshunt
- London Liverpool Street – Enfield Town
- London Liverpool Street – Cheshunt
- London Liverpool Street - Chingford
- Romford - Upminster
Tramlink (London) trains operate on four distinctive lines, stopping at 40 individual stations along their lines in South London.
The roundel used for Tramlink is green.
London River Services
London River Services Limited is a division of Transport for London (TfL), which manages passenger transport—leisure-oriented tourist services and commuter services—on the River Thames in London. They do not own or operate any boats but license the services of operators.
The roundel used for London River Services is medium blue, with a banner with "River" overlaying the roundel.
TfL Rail is comprised of a single line, between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
- Wikipedia, Johnston (typeface), accessed June 13, 2017.
- TfL, Colour Standard - Issue 4, Transport for London
- TfL, Design Standards, Transport for London