A Post for the Cartophiles


The Station Mockup was not the only thing that caught the eye during yesterday’s session with Crossrail. During the site briefing, the map below popped up. The map shows the locations of virtually all of the major tunnelling projects that are currently planned or proposed for London in the foreseeable future.

Although it doesn’t go into great detail and features one notable exception (the Northern Line extension to Battersea) it is a rather interesting map nonetheless. Whilst actual and potential transport projects (such as Crossrail and Crossrail 2) dominate, it clearly demonstrates that they are not the only holes to be dug beneath the Capital in the coming years – something that it is sometimes easy to forget.

Our second map is one that is most definitely focused on transport. The wonderfully detailed map of the London Transport network at carto.metro has now been updated to version 1.1.

The map, which is best browsed on the site but which can also be downloaded as a pdf here, attempts to show as much detail as possible about the network. As can be seen from the screenshot above, this includes track layouts, section opening and closing dates, sidings, closed stations, disused lines and platform positions. It is most definitely worth a look.

Written by John Bull
John Bull is the Editor of London Reconnections. A transport journalist and historian, his writing often focuses on the political or strategic challenges facing London's transport network and beyond.