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Old June 5th, 2015, 05:22 PM   #3901
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That's good attempt - although dmissed some details. Such as close distance between Bayswater and Queenswater stations
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Old June 5th, 2015, 06:36 PM   #3902
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That's good attempt - although dmissed some details. Such as close distance between Bayswater and Queenswater stations
What relevance is that on a diagrammatic map? That fact serves no navigational purpose when on the system.

If you are going to somewhere near them, you ought to be able to spot the other tube station just down the road when you look to see where it is in relation to the tube station? And if you just grab the 'nearest tube' off a website or something, it should give you both if they aren't stupid.

And why does that one get picked by you, but not Bank - Cannon Street NR, Aldgate-Tower Gateway, Baker Street - Marylebone NR, Southwark-Blackfriars NR etc?

And Paddington-Lancaster Gate, while further, is a more useful outerchange.

It's nice that more outerchanges are shown (and shown as outerchanges) on this map, but some are too hard and too pointless to show.

This complaint of yours is a comment from someone who probably loved that the Bethnal Greens were the right way around (as City Metric waxed lyrical about) with the LO south of the LU. However the 'South Chord' ('East London Line' as was before Overground jumped the shark with names) doesn't cross between them, unlike the map, and Acton Main Line is shown as north of North Acton, rather than south. That stuff doesn't matter a jot!

Sameboat, rightly, realises that a diagrammatic map shouldn't be geographically perfect if doing such reduces clarity. The lines wiggle about too much already (the simplicity is probably worse than a clutter free TfL diagram) to be distorting the diagram further so as to turn it into a geographical map.
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Old June 6th, 2015, 12:53 AM   #3903
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Future-proofing was not done on that map. Adding the Wimbledon-Tooting Broadway-Clapham Junction-Victoria section of the Crossrail 2 would be impossible without major reworking.
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Old June 6th, 2015, 11:54 AM   #3904
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you can go to the bottom right where the key is and click specific lines to highlight them.
..or click on any line in the map. Two blinking lines easily shows you where to best change trains.. now that is a nice feature to have.

Is there a London bus map that has the same feature?
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Old June 8th, 2015, 12:33 PM   #3905
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Future-proofing was not done on that map. Adding the Wimbledon-Tooting Broadway-Clapham Junction-Victoria section of the Crossrail 2 would be impossible without major reworking.
Yup. I reserved no space for Crossrail 2 because it doesn't look like it will get the green light anytime soon. Once an act for Crossrail 2 has been passed (=the route will less likely to be modified), this map will get a total revamp, probably make it less crowded at certain area like Acton and Blackfriars.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 11:42 AM   #3906
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I really like this map. I like the overall design; making lines thinner adds clarity rather than a more confusing tangle. It isn't perfect; there are some tweaks that could improve it I daresay, but I actually do prefer it to the standard tube map.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 06:50 PM   #3907
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New London transport map from Jug Cerovic:

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I was actually working on an redesign of my own London Underground map when the new TfL one was published. Your work and the whole discussion about it have helped me a lot in the process.

Anyway here it is:





Some particular features integrated in the map:

1. The center, inside the circle line loop is more or less geographically accurate

2. There is a frequency based hierarchy for the lines (underground, DLR/ Overground etc..)

3. Separated DLR routes

4. Airport rail links

5. Out of system transfers, pictured as a walk through known or unknown streets

6. Crossrail integration


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http://www.inat.fr/metro/london/
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Old June 9th, 2015, 06:52 PM   #3908
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One of new entrances of Moorgate station:
https://anonw.wordpress.com/2015/06/...-new-entrance/





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Old June 10th, 2015, 10:26 PM   #3909
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Official from TfL:

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Londoners back plans for transformation of Old Street roundabout
10 June 2015



The radical redesign of Old Street roundabout will begin next year after more than one thousand respondents to a public consultation agreed that the plans will transform the area for the better, particularly for cyclists and pedestrians.

The work - a key part of the Mayor and Transport for London's (TfL's) £4 billion Road Modernisation Plan - will convert the existing 1970s roundabout into an attractive new pedestrianised public space, including seating and trees. It will see the north-western 'arm' of the junction by City Road closed and two-way traffic reintroduced to the gateway to 'Tech City' as it becomes a new hub for the thousands of people who live, work and socialise nearby

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Subject to funding and planning permission, there could also be a new entrance to Old Street Tube station in the future, built in the centre of the new pedestrianised area an enabling the station to be made step-free

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Old June 11th, 2015, 01:52 AM   #3910
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Awful design. A £30.00 Easyjet ticket could've granted them acces to better design standards being put into practice for their own eyes to see. Was this really too much asked?
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Old June 11th, 2015, 03:00 PM   #3911
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Jug Cerovic's map is fantastic!
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Old June 11th, 2015, 04:31 PM   #3912
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Official from TfL:

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Whitechapel work prepares station for Crossrail boost
09 June 2015

Major upgrade work is taking place at Whitechapel as the station prepares to become a new modern transport hub with the arrival of Crossrail services.

The addition of Crossrail services in 2018 will be a huge boost for the area with up to 24 trains an hour carrying up to 1,500 passengers between Paddington and Whitechapel in peak times.

This will provide passengers with a frequent service to Heathrow, the West End and Canary Wharf, radically reducing journey times and boosting jobs and the local economy

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Old June 11th, 2015, 04:44 PM   #3913
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From Construction Enquirer, final green line has given to Shell Centre redevelopment, which includes rebuilding one of Waterloo tube station entrance:
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...tre-challenge/

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Old June 16th, 2015, 08:46 PM   #3914
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From LBC:

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Half Of All Tube Stations Step-Free By 2018
Tuesday 16th June 2015



The plan to make 50% of stations step-free has been brought forward by two years. TFL says that half of tube and rail stations will have lift access by 2018.

The Mayor of London said today that London is outdoing New York and Paris, by providing disabled Tube access after a target to make half of all TFL stations “step-free” was brought forward by two years.

Boris Johnson said: “London has one of the most accessible public transport networks of any major city” but reflected that, “there is much more to be done to enable more people to get around the capital more easily”

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Stations that in plan as now: Brent Cross, Tower Hill, Bond Street, Greenford, Tottenham Court Road, Vauxhall, Victoria and Finsbury Park
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Old June 19th, 2015, 03:48 PM   #3915
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Great Pics .
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 02:15 PM   #3916
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Here's is the official night map and the routes that will be running during the night.
Information: There will be a train about every 10 minutes and standard off-peak fares will be charged.
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 07:53 PM   #3917
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Official from TfL:

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New Wimbledon tram platform to see increased services
22 June 2015
  • The new platform will help bring in four new trams, allowing 12 to run every hour between Wimbledon and Croydon
  • Increased service will be a further boost to the local economy as demand for the tram network grows
  • Wimbledon tram stop will temporarily close from 13 July until October 2015 while the work takes place
Work that will help to increase the tram service between Wimbledon and Croydon by 50 per cent is due to start next month

The development, which is part of Transport for London's (TfL's) investment programme, will see a new tram platform built at Wimbledon and the arrival of four new trams - allowing 12 to run every hour along the busy route from Wimbledon to Croydon.

To complete the work, and the new track layout, a short section of the route will be closed between Dundonald Road to Wimbledon from 13 July to October 2015

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Why not keep DLR opened at night? It is cheap to operate, since it doesn't require drivers.
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 09:00 PM   #3919
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That's a later phase - slated to be operational by the end of the decade

The underground stations on the DLR would need staffing, and you'd need Train Operators covering sections of the line - it's not as simple as just running trains.

The biggest barrier - that has always existed - is the lack of demand for night-time trains serving the places on the DLR.
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Old June 24th, 2015, 01:48 PM   #3920
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Another video from the Londonist on how the Underground came to be.

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