With seemingly never-ending work being done to the London Underground, it’s weird to think the famous map hasn’t changed in years.
With the Elizabeth line set to be added soon, and perhaps Crossrail 2 in the kind-of near future, the Tube map will be getting pretty busy in the next decade or so – and that’s before we even mention the fact that there are ongoing extensions to the Northern and Bakerloo lines.
One MyLondon reader got in touch to share his own version of the Tube map that he has been updating since 1994 – quite a feat!
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Included in the incredible record are all the planned developments as well as Thameslink because, according to the map’s creator, the London Assembly Transport Committee wishes Thameslink to be added to the official map.
He added: “Some years ago when Thameslink was shown on the tube map it was only marked from Kentish Town to London Bridge but I have shown more of the network to include London Gatwick and London Luton Airport stations.”
One of the main things highlighted by the map is how south of the river is really well catered to by things other than the London Underground, such as Thameslink, Tramlink and – when it happens – Crossrail 2.
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Not only does the map illustrate new lines and extensions, but also labels expected new stations.
To being with it’s a little overwhelming, but when you start to look closely it makes you really excited about what the future of travel around London holds – we just hope it doesn’t take too long!