Monocle on Design

Going underground

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17 May 2022

Episode 553

30 minutes


Photo: Morley von Sternberg

We take a trip underground to explore the design of London’s new Elizabeth Line and celebrate 120 years of Berlin’s U-Bahn. Plus: how to design the perfect underground transport map.

17 May 2022

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Chapter 1

12 minutes


Photo: Morley von Sternberg

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Chapter 1

Elizabeth Line

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Monocle’s Nic Monisse takes a closer look at the design of London’s new Elizabeth Line at Liverpool Street station.

12 minutes

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Chapter 2

9 minutes

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120 years of Berlin's U-Bahn

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We celebrate 120 years of Berlin’s U-Bahn and look at everything from its history to its architecture.

9 minutes

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120 years of Berlin's U-Bahn

Chapter 3

7 minutes


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Chapter 3

Underground map design

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Map designer and researcher Professor Max Roberts talks us through the good and the bad of underground rail map design.

7 minutes

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Underground map design

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