If you’ve traveled on the new TfL Rail/Elizabeth line trains out of Paddington, you might have spotted the posters — created by local students.

The artistic young Londoners had their winning entries made into train and station posters after submitting their designs to TfL as part of a competition.

Students near the Elizabeth line route were invited to take part, with a total of 110 entries received, of which 5 were chosen to fill the spaces above passenger heads for the next few months. One of the key criteria for the students was to present the benefits of the new TfL Rail services between Paddington and Heathrow Airport, which will become part of the Elizabeth line from December.

The new trains are initially running from Paddington to Hayes & Harlington and are made up of seven carriages. They will later be extended to nine carriages and the full length of 200 metres to carry up to 1,500 people at a time.

In December, when Elizabeth line services open through central London, the campaign will continue with creative students along the route again invited to submit their designs. The winning artwork will celebrate the opening of the Elizabeth line.

TfL is also providing grants to the competition winners to encourage safe, active, sustainable travel in London.

When the new trains were first launched on TfL Rail in the east between Liverpool Street and Shenfield in June 2017, posters for them were also designed by east London students in a similar competition.

The five posters:

Anjuma Reshma Anbia – Swanlea School

Eve French – London College of Communication UAL

Aaron Samuel – Springhallow School

Ellie Tse – London College of Communication UAL

Rene St. Bernard – Sybil Elgar School


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  1. Andrew Gwilt says:

    Would like to take a trip on the Class 345 to Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow Airport. As I’ve been on the Class 345 to Liverpool Street and Stratford and back to Shenfield.

    • Andrew Gwilt says:

      But this artwork looks very nice. Well done to the kids who made these and to be shown on the Class 345’s.

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