'RailOrder' and 'Routemaster Retro' Launch

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 115 months ago
'RailOrder' and 'Routemaster Retro' Launch

2409_moquette.jpg Always wanted a T-shirt emblazoned with your favourite section of the Tube map on it? Or a chair covered with the Routemaster moquette so you can pretend at being a passenger on the lost, lamented double-decker? This week the London Transport Museum launched its RailOrder custom-order service, and a new range of Routemaster Retro furnishings.

RailOrder allows you to choose a section of the Tube, then get it printed onto a range of products — T-shirts, mugs, and mouse mats. There's more to come too, including personalised Oyster card holders, though fans of skin ink will be disappointed to learn that the Museum is yet to offer a full-body Tube map tattoo service. For those concerned about the Thames: at the launch event on Tuesday, museum director Sam Mullins assured that the map used by the museum retains the recently disappeared river. For those who prefer their travel overground on a set of four sturdy wheels, the Routemaster Retro range covers a number of products with the once-ubiquitous fabric (minus collection of germy friends), including bags, wallets, laptop cases, and furniture.

The Museum has also extended its print-on-demand service for its collection of Tube posters, stretching back to the network's early days, to include the entries submitted for the recent poster competition, The outer limits - beyond Zone 1, the best of which are also on display in the Museum in the first floor gallery until October 9th.

Last Updated 24 September 2009