Dear Network Rail Limited,

Do you have the complete set of station logos (in AI/EPS format), initially introduced by Railtrack for its Major Stations, and later expanded on by Network Rail?

Many of the logos can be seen here:
https://thebeautyoftransport.com/2013/04...

A lot of them can be seen in the public domain on archived Railtrack/early Network Rail websites... example: Euston logo at https://web.archive.org/web/200305042223... and also many of them are shown here on the side menu bar: https://web.archive.org/web/200401221042...

I am not after Wayfinding guidelines (as they have not featured in wayfinding guidelines for 2012 or 2020/as published via FOI requests by others) or Wayfinding pictograms, and I understand that they no longer appear on Wayfinding station name signs.

The list of logos (in AI/EPS format) in question are:

Major Stations (logo for 'Major Stations' itself, as shown at the bottom of the newsletter I referenced earlier)

Birmingham New Street
Bristol Temple Meads
Cannon Street
Charing Cross
Clapham Junction
Edinburgh Waverley
Euston
Fenchurch Street
Gatwick Airport
Glasgow Central
Guildford
King's Cross
Leeds
Liverpool Street
London Bridge
Manchester Piccadilly
Paddington
Reading
Victoria
Waterloo

Finally, was one ever designed for St.Pancras (Low Level) as it is a Network Rail managed station albeit not used as HS1 have their own branding for the main station?

Yours faithfully,

Ainsley Quinn

FOI, Network Rail Limited

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Reference number: FOI2021/01511

 

Dear Ainsley Quinn

 

Information request

 

Your correspondence was received by Network Rail on 16 October 2021. I can
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I understand you are asking us to provide the following information…

 

‘Do you have the complete set of station logos (in AI/EPS format),
initially introduced by Railtrack for its Major Stations, and later
expanded on by Network Rail?

 

Birmingham New Street

Bristol Temple Meads

Cannon Street

Charing Cross

Clapham Junction

Edinburgh Waverley

Euston

Fenchurch Street

Gatwick Airport

Glasgow Central

Guildford

King's Cross

Leeds

Liverpool Street

London Bridge

Manchester Piccadilly

Paddington

Reading

Victoria

Waterloo

 

St.Pancras ‘

 

… if I have misunderstood or misinterpreted your request in any way please
let me know as soon as possible.

 

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line with the recommendations in the Code of Practice issued by the
Cabinet Office.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Elliot Palk Information Officer

Freedom of Information

 

Network Rail | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN

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Dear FOI,

I think you understand correctly (as I included links to show the logos in question)... but if additional clarification if needed...

The station logos (as per the list of stations provided) are circular and have the first letter of the station name (with the exception of King's Cross which used the letter X for 'Cross') within it, and the letter being graphically changed to add an artistic element that has a relevance to the station/station location.. e.g. Edinburgh was an 'E' within a circle and the top of the E had a depiction of Edinburgh Castle.

There was additionally a circular logo containing an arch for Railtrack's 'Major Stations', which grouped all of the stations together as a department. I provided a link to show this in my original request although this was missing from your reply.

I do not think one was ever designed for St Pancras in this style, but would be interested in it, even if it was designed, but never applied.

I am not interested in any subsequent station logos that are not in the same style - circular style/design based on a single letter - so I am not interested in logos such as the more recent 'bee' (insect) at Manchester Piccadilly (not circular and not based on the letter M that was previously used), the newer King's Cross station logo based on the station frontage design (again, not circular or based on a single letter) or the St Pancras full worded logo 'St. Pancras' (again, not circular, not based on a single letter, and also not introduced by Railtrack or Network Rail, but by LCR/HS1).

Yours sincerely,

Ainsley Quinn

FOI, Network Rail Limited

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Reference number: FOI2021/01511

 

Dear Ainsley Quinn

 

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Elliot Palk Information Officer

Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

 

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK Elder Gate |
Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN

Email: [1][Network Rail request email]

Web: [2]http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

 

From: Elliot Palk On Behalf Of FOI
Sent: 18 October 2021 14:02
To: [FOI #800197 email]
Subject: FOI202101511 - Acknowledgement

 

OFFICIAL

 

Reference number: FOI2021/01511

 

Dear Ainsley Quinn

 

Information request

 

Your correspondence was received by Network Rail on 16 October 2021. I can
confirm that your request is being processed under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) / Environmental Information Regulations
(EIR). I will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible and in any
event by 12 November 2021.

 

I understand you are asking us to provide the following information…

 

‘Do you have the complete set of station logos (in AI/EPS format),
initially introduced by Railtrack for its Major Stations, and later
expanded on by Network Rail?

 

Birmingham New Street

Bristol Temple Meads

Cannon Street

Charing Cross

Clapham Junction

Edinburgh Waverley

Euston

Fenchurch Street

Gatwick Airport

Glasgow Central

Guildford

King's Cross

Leeds

Liverpool Street

London Bridge

Manchester Piccadilly

Paddington

Reading

Victoria

Waterloo

 

St.Pancras ‘

 

… if I have misunderstood or misinterpreted your request in any way please
let me know as soon as possible.

 

On occasion we may need to consult with third parties about requests, in
line with the recommendations in the Code of Practice issued by the
Cabinet Office.

 

If you have any queries please contact me.

 

Please remember to quote your reference number in all future
communications.

 

If you are looking for information about yourself or on behalf of someone
else (for example CCTV footage of yourself, details of a complaint you’ve
made, information about a job application you’ve made, etc.) it is very
unlikely that we would be able to provide that information to you under
the FOIA/EIR. You may however be able to obtain it through a Subject
Access Request (SAR) under the Data Protection Act 2018, details of our
SAR process, the form we ask you to complete and your right to access
information about yourself can be found at:
[3]https://www.networkrail.co.uk/wp-content....

 

Yours sincerely

 

Elliot Palk Information Officer

Freedom of Information

 

Network Rail | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN

Email: [4][Network Rail request email]

Web:
[5]https://www.networkrail.co.uk/who-we-are...

 

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