FOI request detail

Paint code for London Underground Train exterior: Light Grey Colour

Request ID: FOI-1620-1920
Date published: 09 September 2019

You asked

Could you please tell me the exact Natural Colour Scheme (NCS) paint colour code of the very light grey on the exterior of current London Underground tube trains? That's the colour on the exterior body between the blue band and the roof. (I have previously been advised that the colour is NCS S1502-Y50R, but that seems to be too white.) Thank you.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-1620-1920

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 31st August 2019 asking for information about the colour of London Underground train exteriors.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

The base colour of the car body exteriors is light grey, code NCS S 1502-Y.

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Yours sincerely,

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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