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Old December 11th, 2009, 03:33 AM   #601
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Old December 11th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #602
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Fixed!

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Old December 12th, 2009, 02:51 AM   #603
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Wondered how long before your comeback tour would commence Gareth - or are you doing a round the world trip before venturing back to the Scouse forums?

I like the new station proposals but I'm not too sure about renaming James Street 'Esplanade' as that makes me think of some genteel Edwardian seaside town. Couldn't we take a leaf out of the Paris Metro and call it Boulevard Stephen Gerrard or Place D'Istanbul or something?
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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:51 PM   #604
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I can post here till John finds it. Then, that's that.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 01:25 AM   #605
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Great thread gets better and better

Not been here for way too long but there's been some really stunning additions in the last few months. Bravo to all fantasy metro-map-makers.

What's fascinating to see now with so many examples from all over the world is just how influential previously existing metro/u-bahn/subway/underground etc maps are to the map makers from each area.

Also, love the way people have been imagining mass rapid transit systems for some of the most unpopulated areas (I wonder for example how busy 'Mill Hill' station would ever get on "i-link": true class that map).

So am shamelessly re-posting (albeit an updated version including some suggestions from earlier posters on this very forum) my poster/flier which was originally conceived for the Metro maps of the World/Transit maps of the World books - in which we included a handful of fantasy subway maps along with the real ones!
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The idea was simply to link all the operating urban rail systems mentioned in the book plus those under construction at time of publication - though it already needs updating!

The newest book all about the evolution of the Paris Metro map is out now too and it also includes a couple of fantasy pipedream diagrams for the Ile de France area.

Books live here: do please check 'em out if you've not already :-)

http://www.amazon.com/Transit-Maps-W.../dp/0143112651
http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Undergro.../dp/0143116398
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Metro-Maps-W.../dp/1854142887
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Old December 13th, 2009, 05:13 AM   #606
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You need to include Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Wellington.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 06:14 AM   #607
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Norscand you're a master!!!

I have a lot of maps drawn in paper about my fantasy country and your website inspired to me to make a similar job!!

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Old December 13th, 2009, 06:17 AM   #608
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The idea was simply to link all the operating urban rail systems mentioned in the book plus those under construction at time of publication - though it already needs updating!
Hi Mark, the map is getting better and better! Just a few suggestions: Indonesia should be bigger, Palma de Mallorca should be on an island, not on the Spanish mainland. And I believe that the map would look even better if you could manage to make the transfer stations the most prominent (oldest and/or biggest) metro systems, e.g. Athens instead of Salerno, New York instead of Newark, Cairo instead of Alexandria, Hong Kong instead of Shenzhen, Madrid instead of Toulouse, Rome instead of Parma, and so on. I know it's not possible for all the transfer stations but for many of them.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 11:57 AM   #609
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Hi Mark, the map is getting better and better! Just a few suggestions: Indonesia should be bigger, Palma de Mallorca should be on an island, not on the Spanish mainland. And I believe that the map would look even better if you could manage to make the transfer stations the most prominent (oldest and/or biggest) metro systems, e.g. Athens instead of Salerno, New York instead of Newark, Cairo instead of Alexandria, Hong Kong instead of Shenzhen, Madrid instead of Toulouse, Rome instead of Parma, and so on. I know it's not possible for all the transfer stations but for many of them.
Cheers Micro, will take those ideas on board for sure.

Always wanted to jiggle around the junctions - New York not Newark etc - all very sensible. But in some parts that will involve quite a bit of shuffling. I'll get round to it before the next poster/edition etc.

Adding new cities (ie the Australian ones suggested by city_thing for example) also needs more space to be added in the forthcoming update of the books but I'm working on that too :-)
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Old December 13th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #610
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marko, loves your map! gr8 job
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Old December 14th, 2009, 02:33 AM   #611
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I love how Vancouver is in Alaska. Looks like Sarah Palin, who can see Russia, can also see Vancouver from her house. Didn't know North Eastern US ate the Maritimes in Canada... Jokes aside, great map.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 03:25 PM   #612
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My first shot at a metro for Baghdad:
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:52 PM   #613
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^

Nice! But two things.
First: There are too many transit stations in the center.
Second: There are no lines to Sadr City and other periphery parts.

The white line? For what?

The problem with the periphery only lines (blue and pink) is that they will creat a lot of transfer traffic and will make line magenta and light blue very crowded in the inner city.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 07:01 PM   #614
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Attempt Draft 2:

The white line was meant to be black but it is a branch of Line O (Yellow)
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Old January 14th, 2010, 01:14 PM   #615
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Here's my version: a railway for Port Cumberland...

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Old January 14th, 2010, 05:00 PM   #616
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Wow! Amazing map man!
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Old January 14th, 2010, 05:01 PM   #617
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^ Agreed, superb quality
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Old January 17th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #618
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any major metro maps?
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Old January 17th, 2010, 08:01 PM   #619
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This is my fantasy Crossrail map, based around reality but developed to my own tastes... version 1!
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Old January 18th, 2010, 12:33 PM   #620
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This is my fantasy Crossrail map, based around reality but developed to my own tastes... version 1!
Nice ideas there Lucas - mainly using
existing lines with a few new tunnels thru the centre. Quite an "RER" like system that London could one day have. Very nicely done.

You should have a go at some other UK conurbations now: Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow spring to mind!
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