Siemens ThamesLink Class 700 Exterior Styling

Close collaboration between Siemen’s engineering team and ourselves, has ensured that the Class 700 train has a striking unique identity.

Careful consideration has been taken into account regarding the functionality of the cab. Splits have been carefully designed to ensure easy cleaning, preserve appearance in service and facilitate maintenance requests, whilst still supporting the visual dynamic of the train.

A contemporary exterior design, achieving an image and character uniquely identifiable as modern, efficient and desirable. The livery has been specially designed to reduce costs in livery application during the vehicle’s life cycle. This has been achieved by reducing the space available for all future operators to apply their brand’s requirements. Doing so ensures that the vehicle can be easily recognised as a class 700 Thameslink fleet.

Hitachi AT100 Mock Up (Metro)

The AT100 was designed to meet the needs of metro operational conditions and requirements outlined by Hitachi. The design meets the demands of an early morning rush, whilst providing passengers with clear information and a range of comfortable seating.

The design hosts a range of features such as:

  • Sliding doors with integrated LED light units indicating the opening side to reduce ingress and egress speed.
  • Under seat LED lighting encouraging passengers to store their luggage underneath their seats.
  • A unique central perch offering a comfortable space for passengers and providing elegant grab handles.

and many more…

Hitachi AT200 Mock Up (commuter)

The AT200 was designed to meet a wide spectrum of requirements for regional or outer suburban commuters outlined by Hitachi. Focusing on consumer needs and integrating the latest technology into the vehicle, the AT200 has everything the modern day passenger would require.

Also looking at the demands of an operator, modularity and functionality was a key issue to address. By utilising cantilever t-slot mounted units throughout the vehicle, operators are presented with the opportunity to manipulate the interior to meet their demands.

“The AT200, a highly standardised yet flexible design that improves the travelling experience for tomorrow’s commuters.” Andy Barr Chief operating officer at Hitachi Rail Europe.

 

Siemens Thameslink Signage

For the class 700 we designed a new series of universal signs that met legal requirements as dictated in the document BS 5499-1, ATOC AV/ST 9005 and PRM TSI requirements.

A multi lingual, minimalist style was used to create clear and concise graphics for passengers on board.

Siemens Thameslink Class 700 Driving Cab Design

Innovatively for a multiple unit train operating in the UK, the driver is centrally positioned in the cab. This allows the opportunity for an instrument layout that takes account of ergonomic and human factor requirements (accessible for those within the 5th percentile female to 95th percentile male range) more fully than is usually possible and also has great advantages for driver visibility.  The cab design recognises the crucial importance of the driver in service delivery by ensuring controls are logically zoned for use, do not obstruct or obstruct one another and are within easy access. Interactive diagnostic screens provide the driver with real time information on train status and operation for system interrogation and control, while banked CCTV screens insure safe and efficient platform departure.  This modern, crashworthy, wide view, ergonomic cab environment will therefore promote greater levels of efficiency in driving, energy consumption, dwell time management, journey time maintenance, train failure management, passenger safety, passenger communications and personal driver safety.

Siemens class 380

Creation of contemporary exterior styling and driving cab interior including the driver’s desk workstation. Designed with consideration to human factors, equipment layout, and rationalisation of UK technical requirements.

 

CSRE: Polaris

The Polaris exhibits the generation of high quality interior and exterior design for an international client. The brief demanded a retro character in styling and design detailing to enhance the unique attributes of classic rail travel. Particular consideration has been given to the unique client manufacturing capabilities

National Express Group: Brand development

Working directly with the National Express Group and CHI & Partners, Schoenemann Design, having specialist experience and knowledge passenger rail vehicle design was commissioned to support the creative development of interior branding to ensure a successful integration with technical compliance, and implementation.

National Express Group: Class 150 DMU Refurbishment

In support of NX’s franchise bid for London Overground services Schoenemann Design were commissioned to create a metro interior that considered passenger ingress and egress, a high standing to seated ratio, and implications to vehicles performance.

Chapman Seating: SCX1 Crashworthy Rail Passenger Seat

The first commercially available crashworthy passenger seat worldwide with 200,00 seats in service in the UK

Schoenemann Design were responsible for design creation, ergonomics, modelling, proto- typing & trim development, commercial acceptance and contract award of the initial production.

Specialist areas of input included – Crashworthiness, fire and structural testing, production & tooling. In Particular Schoenemann Design undertook the project management up to contract award.