Friday, July 16, 2004

tube map 2016

This is beautiful...

Proposed changes to the London Tube Map: As it will look in 2016

What, no extension to Brighton?

5 comments:

BB said...

It's a wonderful thing, isn't it?

That said, I do wonder if all of those lovely new stations would reduced journey time much. My old Queens Road Peckham -> London Bridge -> Charing Cross journey was so quick I don't know if much time could be shaved off it (and it was only £2.00 return). I don't suppose the new alternative, Peckham Bus Station -> Aldwych, would be much quicker.

Still, it would be a great achievement if Ken got it to happen.

jonathan said...

Yep, absolutely. And I think it would make a big difference. I remember when I used to have to get back to Barnet after visiting you and Vic in New Cross; having to walk down to the bottom of the road, wait in the rain for a bus to Oval and then try to catch the last tube up to North London. It was crap. Much better to have a nearby, dry and pleasingly shiny tube station. Not that catching the bus or the train in London isn't sometimes a pleasure; it just isn't always a pleasure...

Tim Rutherford-Johnson said...

But still no tube for Muswell Hill, or Hackney, or anything useful if you want to go across North London. I think they've dropped a few balls there.

And of course there'll be a tube to Brighton by then. By 2016 there'll be a tube extension to Oxford...

jonathan said...

Yes, that's true, it's always been a bugger getting to Muswell Hill. On the other hand, I always used to get the bus there when I was a kid and it lent the area a certain charm; I always felt like I was travelling out of London when I was going there, not in. As if the tube wasn't somehow good enough for Muswell Hill :-)

Anonymous said...

But why why why the East london Line to West Croydon, the sludge end of south London's hell hole?