Post by North End on Aug 13, 2017 1:35:00 GMT
But it's still naff.
Since LU seems to be going for a quasi-1960s retro look at the moment, I wonder what a 96 stock would look like with the red black & silver moquette used on unrefurbished A stock, 62 stock etc? I think that would suit quite well. Agree the blue Barman is why the 96 stock refresh just doesn't look right. The failure to match the moquette with the rest of the decor is the problem, made worse by the seats being worn. The Barman looks equally awful on the 92 stock because it just doesn't match at all.
For as long as can be remembered there has always been an attempt to match the moquette with the interior decor, which has generally achieved pleasing results. Like many things recently, LU has lost its way a little. One minute yellow is the main interior colour getting progressively less well matched as we progress from original 96 stock through to S stock, but with the Vic seemingly doing their own thing on the 09 stock, then it's all change to blue on the 95 stock. So far so good in that thus far everything was all reasonably well matched up, if we ignore the ghastly Tube Lines moquette making an unwelcome appearance. Now we have the Bakerloo doing its own thing but at least managing to match the moquette (even if there's more silver than brown in there), then the Jubilee tries to do its own thing but makes a complete mess of it. They could have just cloned the 95 stock which most people seem reasonably content with, although personally I'd have gone for a black-based colour scheme, I always thought those three refurbished 72mk1 stock trains looked rather good.