In 1993 MTRC launched its Airport Express trains, designed by Design Triangle. This total cab design programme was designed from the inside out. Driver interior packaging along with aerodynamic requirement to reduce pressure pulses through tunnels resulted in an aesthetic that has inspired a generation of metro vehicles.
Another groundbreaking innovation was the design of the passenger detrainment system, which has become the generic 'go to' solution for detrainment ramps. The Kevlar tensioned retractable bridge is an elegant solution which allows the driver to see through the central door when stowed.
The 'built in' character and visual identity of these vehicles was so distinctive and groundbreaking, that it became the template for a whole generation of A, K & M Stock vehicles.
Design Triangle were the first design consultancy to use the term 3D identity, which recognised the role the actual product played within a corporate identity programme.