Observing Three London Tube Stations

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  • Observing Three London Tube Stations

    1. 1. Artemij Fedosejev presents Observing Three London Tube Stations
    2. 2. Let’s start withOld Street Station
    3. 3. #1: It’s not old!#2: Station name is in CAPITALS.#3: The floor is tiled with whitegrainy tiles.#4: Ceilings are low (~ 2.5m).#5: Station feels quite dark anduncomfortable due to low ceilingsand lack of lighting.
    4. 4. #6: Handrailsare black andholding sticksare red.However, redcatches moreattention thanblack.
    5. 5. #7: Walls are tiled in white, blueand brown colors.#8: The area around informationposters has smaller brown tilesthan the rest of the wall.#9: Help Point catches attention: itis white and big with 3 differentsigns above it.
    6. 6. #10: Tube maps are available toyou once you’ve entered thestation. However, you keep leftside when you enter, but maps arelocated on the right hand side,forcing you to cross the pathwayof people who are leaving station.
    7. 7. #11: Tubemap is locatedconvenientlyon the sideallowingpeople tostop withoutblockingothers.
    8. 8. #12: Underinformation screenI found freenewspaper stand.Not the bestsolution, as somepeople will stop toread the screenwhile others willbe blocked fromgetting anewspaper.
    9. 9. #13: Notice the red pillars. Theyare covered in small red tiles. Theyare alarming and catch too muchunnecessary attention.
    10. 10. #14: Themechanism toclose stationwithhorizontalshutter isalarmingyellow.
    11. 11. Overall the Old Street stationfeels industrial, uncomfortable and too alarming. Once you enter it, you want to exit it as soon as possible.
    12. 12. Our next stop is the Moorgate Station
    13. 13. #1: The station meets with an eye-catching ads.#2: Notice the same tile, but different color scheme.
    14. 14. #3: White ceiling, floor and walls work great for focusing on ads.
    15. 15. #4: Conveniently, here newspaper stand does not obstruct anything.
    16. 16. #5: Here isthe sign onthe whiteboard. Noteasy to spot.
    17. 17. #6: Non public doors for technical services are black. Not inviting.
    18. 18. #7: Black background also works great for ads with highlights.
    19. 19. #8: On thisstation pillars areblack instead ofred. Not thatalarming, and morecomforting. Noticethe small tiles.
    20. 20. #9: Informationscreen is notobstructed. Noticethe yellow trashbag holder. Yellowis easy to spot.
    21. 21. Overall the Moorgate station feelsmuch more comforting comparing to the Old Street station. It has less alarming colors, higher ceilings, allowing more air.
    22. 22. Our final stop is the Liverpool Street Station
    23. 23. #1: Here I foundartifacts that Ididn’t see at theprevious twostations. Noticethe blue colorwhich is a tubebrand color.You’ve seen itbefore.
    24. 24. #2: Floor decorations, white pillars, ceilings, walls, tiles. Very spacious.
    25. 25. #3: News stand isblocking access toinformationposters. We sawthe same situationat the Old StreetStation. Not good.
    26. 26. #4: Way Out sign is bolder and has more contrast comparing to other ones.
    27. 27. #5: Posters are put on the pillars. This is different to previous two stations.
    28. 28. Overall the Liverpool Street station feels comforting andspacious. It’s bright, with calmcolors and clear focus on key things only.
    29. 29. To conclude, the noise level issimilar for all three tube stations.There is no music playing, and youcan hear regular announcements. All three stations were clean.The smell reminds you that you’re in a tube. Overall, it is a pleasant experience.

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