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Old March 24th, 2013, 03:07 AM   #61
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Sofia Metro's logo is actually quite nice and simplistic

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Old March 24th, 2013, 03:34 AM   #62
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And then they have also used this logo at metro entrances, but it has been a fairly recent thing, and they never made a big fuss about introducing it:

http://www.ovinnederland.nl/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4849

They tend to put them on cubes to show you where the metro station/stop is:

https://www.nationalebeeldbank.nl/sh...953-logo_metro
Nice new logo! I just wonder why it has four dots on top in the photo and only three in the graphic version.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 03:52 AM   #63
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I don't know... maybe it is a photoshop version someone made.

Anyway, I have deleted the "nationalebeeldbank.nl" picture from my post, since it seems to be a stock photo from some kind of pay site :S
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Old March 27th, 2013, 10:22 AM   #64
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I think it's just their low-res sample and can be posted here.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 01:57 AM   #65
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Old March 28th, 2013, 04:14 AM   #66
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Interesting, Budapest has a new logo! It's also on their official website.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 11:40 AM   #67
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The Budapest logo is awesome!
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Old March 28th, 2013, 01:40 PM   #68
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I think that my homecity - Warsaw - has one of the best metro logos, simple and easily understandable. Take a look:


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Old March 28th, 2013, 02:25 PM   #69
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Milan suburban railways use a "S".



Alone:



Together with "M" (metro):



Together with "R" (regional railways):

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Old March 28th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #70
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The first logo of Milan metro was designed in the 1960s by Bob Noorda, but unfortunately it was never used because it wasn't appreciated.







So they decided to use an easier "MM" logo (MM stands for Metropolitana Milanese).



Since about 1990 every metro in Italy uses the same logo, with a single M. Quite boring, but easy to understand.

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Old March 29th, 2013, 02:37 AM   #71
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Since about 1990 every metro in Italy uses the same logo, with a single M. Quite boring, but easy to understand.
For such a fundamental thing like a metro system, simplicity is not the worst design principle.

While collecting the logos of all metro systems, I found that only four countries are using the same generic logos in all their cities:

Germany: all metros use a blue U logo (LRTs have slightly derived ones). Suburban railways use a green S logo.
Italy: most cities use a white letter M on a red square for metros.
Spain: most suburban railways (called Cercanias) bear the same red C logo.
Former Soviet Union: many cities are using derived versions of a red sloped letter M for their metros.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #72
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Agree
It would be nice to use always the "M" for metros, and the "S" for suburban railways, in every european country...
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Old March 29th, 2013, 04:26 PM   #73
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It would be nice to use always the "M" for metros, and the "S" for suburban railways, in every european country...
No, it wouldn't.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 04:45 PM   #74
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1. Definately London Underground


2. Metro Melbourne


3. Paris Metro. Easy and perfect.


4. Metropolitane di Roma

(this is the official logo, even if in the stations the used one is a normal M white on a red panel in background, just like Milan).

5. Wiener Linien:
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Old March 29th, 2013, 05:20 PM   #75
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No one has mentioned Stockholm, Sweden





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Old March 29th, 2013, 05:40 PM   #76
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Metro Logos in Brazil


1. São Paulo


2. Rio de Janeiro


3. Recife


4. Porto Alegre


5. Fortaleza


6. Belo Horizonte



7. Brasília
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Old March 29th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #77
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History of the german S-Bahn logo:
http://www.stadtschnellbahn-berlin.d...logo/index.php
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Old March 29th, 2013, 06:03 PM   #78
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Delhi metro

Hyderabad metro

Kochi metro

Mumbai metro

Bangalore metro
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Old March 29th, 2013, 08:09 PM   #79
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It would be nice to use always the "M" for metros, and the "S" for suburban railways, in every european country...
I find it definitely more interesting when they're all different.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #80
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I find it definitely more interesting when they're all different.
Yes, me too. For Example, I wouldn't stand M sign in London or Berlin.. And I guess that people living there would think the same.
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