Just in time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK opened in her honour – and we’re proud to have played a part in its creation.

If you’re one of the 200 million people per year to travel along the Elizabeth Line, chances are, you’ll spot some of the printed signs and labels we produced for the project.

Bex printing can be spotted in a range of locations, from labels on the automatic doors to signage behind the scenes in operational areas.

Durability, safety and clarity

Spanning 100km from Reading and Heathrow to Shenfield and Abbey Wood, the line – formerly known as Crossrail – stops at 41 stations, 10 of which were newly built.

The railway has had an extensive supply chain which has supported businesses of all sizes including ourselves. Because of the scale and complexity of the project, we supplied different products to multiple companies delivering different elements, some of which you’ll see when you ride the line, and others which are behind the scenes. 

Fire safety is a critical consideration for a project such as this, and so our clients were very clear that, wherever appropriate the materials we supplied were fire rated and low smoke, zero halogen products.

With the trains being used by hundreds of thousands of passengers every day, it was also critical that labels and signs were durable, long-lasting and remain clear throughout their lifespan.

A number of techniques were used for these products including digital print, screen printing, laser engraving and reverse printing to ensure all items are long lasting and of high quality.

We worked with the clients to meet their requirements, using a fire rated polyester which combines fire safety with clarity and durability. 

In all our 35 years of industrial printing, the Elizabeth Line was the largest single project we’ve worked on and we’re delighted to have contributed to it.

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