Ten buses and two Tube trains have been decorated with a special poppy design in support of London Poppy Day.
Part of the national Poppy Appeal, London Poppy Day takes place on November 7th and aims to raise more than £1 million in a single day.
A Metropolitan line train, a Circle line train and ten London buses have been wrapped in a special poppy design.
Poppies will also be displayed on all Tube trains, DLR trains, Trams and Overground trains “as a mark of respect for the sacrifices made by London’s service men and women, past and present”.
3D poppy bus shelters have been placed outside the Royal Albert Hall and South Kensington Tube station and Network Rail is displaying a giant poppy on the roof funnel of the western concourse at King’s Cross station.
Network Rail will also feature poppies on some of its cars and vans and a Poppy Day exhibition will take place at London Bridge, Victoria and Paddington stations.
Former Transport for London staff will be coming out of retirement to make announcements at Tube stations encouraging people to donate to the Appeal.
Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE said: “People who live and work in London will start to see our specially wrapped trains and buses displaying the red poppy as the nation remembers those who made sacrifices. People will also see my own Routemaster which I’ve donated for the day, transporting fundraisers around the capital.”
Robin Gisby, Managing Director, Network Operations, Network Rail said: “It is once again an honour for Network Rail to be supporting the Poppy Appeal. This year we’ve ramped up our fundraising efforts, with planned activities around the London and regional UK Poppy Days at our biggest and busiest stations.
“Working closely with our transport operating partners, our aim is to help The Royal British Legion reach its national fundraising target of £37m.”
The Royal British Legion’s Director of Fundraising Charles Byrne said: “We’re very grateful to both TfL and Network Rail for their fantastic support on London Poppy Day, and City Poppy Days across the UK. The poppy symbol embodies the bravery and honour of our Armed Forces, and importantly, encourages people to remember their sacrifices. The sight of poppies across the transport network will make a real impact on commuters, and help raise awareness for the Poppy Appeal.”