TUBE MAP REDESIGN for
The network has grown massively only the last century yet the map follows the original design. My map takes influence from Harry Beck's original design with an extra consideration for for ease of view, a simplified layout with greater space between stations & straighter lines.
I inflated the size of central London and framed it in an Overground oval-shaped loop in order to make the busiest part of the network easier to spot & read.
Locals are more likely to know their regular stations so less likely to need the map than tourists. Most tourists journeys start or end in Zones 1 & 2 so increasing the size of this area serves a secondary purpose of making the map more readable for those who need it.
LINE COLOUR ADJUSTMENTS
To draw attention to the most frequent services:
Tube lines (very frequent):
Other TFL services (less frequent):
Light pastel shade with dark border
National Rail (intercity/infrequent): Hollow lines
The Overground, DLR & Tramlink were split and given geographically relevant names to better reflect how those services operate.
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