November 2020

Porsche 914 Restomod
DGDESIGN has been supporting FifteenEleven Design by developing concept surfaces and visuals based on their vision for a restomod Porsche 914 GT. The design takes Porsche Cayman running gear, and grafts it into the original 914 donor car. FifteenEleven Design will be using our surfaces to develop new bodywork for an initial one-off build – with a view to potentially doing a limited production run if the concept generates sufficient market interest. Performance is set to be blistering.


December 2019

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About It! RAIL Magazine DGDESIGN Special Issue!!
The post has arrived, and it’s a very special RAIL magazine this week – we’ve had a hand in every train on the cover! TPE’s Nova fleet, Hull Trains’ Paragon fleet, SWR’s 701 AVENTRA and Avanti West Coast’s Pendolino. £1.4bn of new fleets!


November 2019

TransPennine Express New Fleet Launch.
The team were invited to Liverpool Lime Street for the launch of TPE’s three new NOVA fleets; after years of work from initial concept it’s great to see the new fleets in service, transforming rail travel across the North. Click an image to find out more about the project.
TPE NOVA 2 and NOVA 1 in Liverpool Lime Street


October 2019

Noone Turas 500s VR Launch.
Mike doing a stellar job running the VR launch of the new Mercedes T500s at the NEC Coach and Bus UK show.
The DGDESIGN team has just completed the exterior design and surfacing work for Brian Noone Ltd. All that remains now is to build it.


September 2019

Liugong All-electric WLS Machine.
DGDESIGN support LiuGong’s inhouse team developing exterior bodywork design for All-electric WLS machine launched at BICES show in China.


July 2019

Nova 2 lands in Glasgow.
The TransPennine Express Nova 2 EMU front end mock-up goes on display in Glasgow’s Riverside Museum. DGDESIGN created the concept design and produced the 3D surfaces for the front end for First Group. As overheard during the launch – ‘that’s one sexy front end’
Click on the images below to take you to our projects section to find out more.


June 2018

Designpreis Brandenburg for ZEFIRO Västtrafik
Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a 1st Place Brandenburg Design Award for the exterior and interior design of its ZEFIRO Express Inter City train. DGDESIGN supported Bombardier’s Industrial Design Team with bid concept design and visualisation.
Pictured below with the award is Nicole Michelle, Marco Caspari, Giacomo Marchionni and Christoph Mühlich from the Bombardier Transportation Industrial Design Team.


December 2018

Cycle Train Concepts
Abellio ScotRail Limited releases concept designs for its Class 153 conversion. The trains are designed to provide increased bicycle storage capacity and enhanced passenger saloon facilities. DGDESIGN produced the interior design concepts and visualisations.


November 2018

Noone Turas 900s
Brian Noone Ltd launches its latest midi coach at Euro Bus Expo, the Turas 900s based on the DAF LF chassis.
Concept design and 3D production definition surface modelling by DGDESIGN.


September 2018

Innotrans 2018
Bombardier Transportation launches its new ZEFIRO High Speed Train. DGDESIGN supported the Bombardier In-House Team with the new front end design and 3D surfacing.

Bombardier Transportation launches its new FLEXITY Tram front end. DGDESIGN supported the Bombardier In-House Team with the new front end design and 3D surfacing.


May 2018

Hull Trains
Hull Trains reveals the livery for its Hitachi bi-mode fleet due to centre service at the end of 2019.
DGDESIGN has supported Hull Trains with interior and exterior branding of the new fleets.


April 2018

Bombardier Transportation signs a contract with Västtrafik to supply 40 high-speed electric multiple unit trains to cater to growing regional traffic in Sweden’s region of Västra Götaland. DGDESIGN support Bombardier with Exterior and Interior design and visualisation for the successful bid.


February 2018

TransPennine Express Nova 2 mock-up
The TransPennine Express Nova 2 EMU front end mock-up arrives at Riverside Museum on a chilly Glasgow day all the way from northern Spain. It will be revealed to the public later this year when it goes on display in the museum’s main hall. DGDESIGN designed and produced the 3D CAD model for the front end for First Group. Click on the image below to be redirected to the project page related.


February 2018

Seven Cities HSTs head north
The first Seven Cities liveried powercars travel to Scotland to enter service in advance of being joined later this year by the refurbished Mk3 coaches.
DGDESIGN created the new brand and livery as well as new interior finishes for the rolling stock. Looking forward to having a trip up to Inverness on these later in the year.



January 2018

South Western Railway
Having supported FirstGroup with its successful South Western franchise bid in early 2017, DGDESIGN has continued to provide industrial design support for exterior and interior refurbishment of Class 158, 159, 442, 444 and 450 as well as station environments.
Activities have included the development of new textile designs, seating design, interior schedule of finishes, signage and exterior livery definition (based on a brand concept produced by forpeople).
DGDESIGN continue to support SWR with its refurbishment programmes and with its new Bombardier Aventra Class 701 trains being built in Derby.

Exterior 3D render of SWR Bombardier Aventra Class 701


Interior 3D render of Standard Class saloon of Class 444


SWR Class 159 train in depot


SWR Class 158 train in service


September 2017

TransPennine Express (TPE) Class 185
TPE is investing £32 million upgrading its Class 185 trains. DGDESIGN supported First TPE throughout this process with exterior and interior design.
See the transformation taking place here. These guys work fast.


November 2016

NOONE launches TURAS S Series and 900v
Brian Noone Ltd launches the latest additions to its TURAS range, the 600s and 700s based on the Iveco chassis and the 900v based on the Mercedes chassis. DGDESIGN provided exterior design and surface definition and new Noone brand and logo development.

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September 2016

Bombardier Integration Station – glimpse the future
We co-created a virtual reality experience to highlight Bombardier’s capability to deliver fully integrated transport systems.
Featuring a virtual city, transport infrastructure, rolling stock and control room, users were given an immersive tour of Bombardier’s integrated system approach.
Montage-2_innotrans 2016


April 2016

The new TransPennine Express franchise launched on April 1st
DGDESIGN supported FirstGroup’s successful franchise bid with rolling stock related design and station enhancements and have subsequently continued design development during mobilisation.
The new livery development can be seen here applied to the Hitachi bi-mode trains and on the first of the Class 185 refurbished trains at the recent launch. More news to follow as further exciting TPE rolling stock and station related enhancements are rolled out in the coming months.


December 2015

Dubai Airports expansion plans include integration of a new Bombardier INNOVIA APM 300 system
INNOVIA APM 300 automated people mover system will be delivered to Dubai International Airport as part of its expansion program. DGDESIGN supported Bombardier’s successful bid with vehicle exterior design enhancements and exterior and interior branding along with all design related presentation material.


November 2015

NOONE launches Sprinter Envoy
Brian Noone Ltd launches its latest Sprinter derivative, the Turas Envoy, with exterior design by DGDESIGN.


February 2015

Bombardier TWINDEXX Picks Up Another Accolade
Selected by the German Design Council, TWINDEXX has been awarded The German Design Award Special Mention 2015 at a recent ceremony in Frankfurt. The award was accepted by Gero Garske, Nicole Michele and Michael Sohn from Bombardier. DGDESIGN supported Bombardier with the design of the TWINDEXX exterior and parts of the interior. Congratulations to all involved.


January 2015

Bombardier INNOVIA Monorail 300 System Wins GOOD DESIGN Award
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has won a GOOD DESIGN Award for its BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system. This driverless transit system is designed on the principles of iconic aesthetics, mass transit capacity and fast-to-build infrastructure.


November 2014

Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 on show at Euro Bus Expo 2014
DGDESIGN had primary responsibility for exterior design and surfacing. See projects section for more information.

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September 2014

Bombardier unveils the INNOVIA Monorail 300 at Innotrans in Berlin
This Monorail train is destined for the new King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the most ambitious, visionary and progressive urban developments in the world. DGDESIGN was responsible for the exterior and interior design and KAFD branding.
The DGDESIGN team at the launch in Berlin.

Movie courtesy of Bombardier Transportation


July 2014


Twindexx Express picks up another award, this time the prestigious Red Dot.


January 2014


Twindexx Express collects another design award, this time an iF product design award 2014.


December 2013

Bombardier Transportation awarded a GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2013 for its innovative TWINDEXX Express doubled-deck intercity trains.
DGDESIGN worked as part of a multidisciplinary team on the exterior and interior design of these innovative new generation high speed trains.


November 2013

Bombardier Transportation awarded a Brandenburg Design Prize 2013 for Singapore Metro Downtown Line.
DGDESIGN worked as part of a multidisciplinary team on the exterior and interior design of these state of the art driverless metro trains.


October 2013

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Bombardier monorail of São Paulo publicly unveiled to city and state officials.


February 2013


Bombardier Zefiro 380 picks up another accolade, the German Design Award 2013 selected by the German Design Council. DGDESIGN created the exterior front end concepts and developed them together with Luis Chomiak and Bombardier’s in house design team. Michael Sohn, Head of Industrial Design for Bombardier Transportation receives the award on behalf of the design team.


January 2013


Heathrow Airport Limited’s business plan for the next five years (April 2014-2019, also known as Q6) proposes an additional PRT system which will run from Terminals 2 & 3 out to the terminal’s own particular business car parks. DGDESIGN was part of the multi-disciplinary team which created the existing Heathrow PRT pod system and had specific responsibility for the vehicle exterior and interior design.


November 2012


Brian Noone Ltd launch Turas Vario at Coach and Bus Live event at the NEC, Birmingham. DGDESIGN created supplied the design concepts for this product.


November 2012


EVM launch new Sprinter at Coach and Bus Live event at the NEC, Birmingham. DGDESIGN created a new rear for the product.


March 2012

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CAF secures a Riyals 553m ($US 147.5m) contract with Saudi Railways Company (SAR) to supply five push-pull diesel passenger trains for the North-South Railway. DGDESIGN supported CAF with exterior and interior designs for the vehicles.


February 2012


The Bombardier Zefiro High Speed train wins the prestigious iF design award. DGDESIGN created the exterior front end concepts and developed them together with Luis Chomiak and Bombardier’s in house design team.