After 10 years and £19 billion, the opening of the Crossrail is definitely a cause worth celebrating.
Londoners–railway enthusiasts–can mark this momentous occasion with purple moquette memorabilia. Why not don an Elizabeth Line tote bag for your first journey?
Find out everything you need to know about the Crossrail merch below…
Elizabeth Line moquette
The new merch range features the new purple Elizabeth Line moquette–the patterned fabric that covers the seats on public transport.
The London Transport Museum explained the work that UK-based British design studio Wallace Sewell puts into designing a moquette on its blog, saying: “Working for Transport for London means a varying set of guidelines which need to be considered when designing.
“The rules for producing a pattern for Transport for London are always updating and designs typically require a quick turnaround time for production.
“Most recently, while working on the design for the Elizabeth Line, designers were required to consider the light reflective value of colours used. This update to the design requirements means that the pattern is now accessible for persons with varying degrees of sight.
“Working with purple was another challenge which Wallace Sewell were happy to meet as this is a colour which does not often feature in their designs!”
Elizabeth Line Furniture
The London Transport Museum is selling a range of made-to-order furniture upholstered with the Elizabeth Line purple moquette.
The range includes sofas, armchairs, footstools, benches, chests, and cubes. Furniture prices range from £200 to £3,500.
Elizabeth Line Homeware
Elizabeth Line-inspired homeware pieces include a lambswool throw (£95) and cushions (from £35).
General London underground merch, like t-shirts and mugs, has also been updated with the Elizabeth Line’s signature purple.
For those who want to learn about how the Elizabeth Line was built, a book, titled Crossrail: The Art of the Build, is currently on sale for £2.50, down from £9.99.
Elizabeth Line Accessories
The Elizabeth line accessory range includes a travel bag, laptop case, lambswool scarf, socks, face covering, tote bag, purse, and toiletry bag.
Prices range from £8 to £95.
Elizabeth Line merchandise is available to buy now on the London Transport Museum Shop.