London Underground Heritage Plaques

London Underground Heritage Plaques,

London Underground, responsible for 57 listed stations across the network, is keen to better inform the public about the nature and extent of its built heritage and has embarked on a programme of fitting specially designed, individually worded information signs.

Trico provided Vitreous Enamel Signage and panels that have been used throughout the UK rail network since the business formed in the 1930s.

We are of course delighted to partner London Underground (LU) and produce the “Heritage Plaques” which feature at twenty-three stations on the LU network including Ruislip, Bethnal Green, Ealing Common and Park Royal.

The design of the plaque, as well as the idea behind the scheme, has been discussed with English Heritage as part of regular liaison meetings, and they are very supportive of the scheme. LU has specifically decided not to mimic English Heritages ‘Blue Plaque’ scheme but has, instead, developed a shape and design of plaque that on one hand forms a part of the ‘language’ of London Undergrounds existing signs schemes but that has, on the other hand, real echoes of the company’s own heritage in that the ‘tombstone’ shape was, during the pre-Second World War period, in common use.