The Tube Map, Redesigned By A Tooting Resident.
Londoners are a creative bunch. Barely a day goes by without another alternative tube map appearing.
Today’s offering comes courtesy of Jonathan Farrow, a Tooting resident whose main aim was to make the tube map a little less kinky (ooer), doing away with unnecessary bends and twists, making more space for the arrival of Crossrail.
The Northern line, rather than being two separate lines (which, let’s be honest, it essentially is), is designed as a straight line on the Charing Cross branch, with the current Bank branch from Euston to Kennington appearing as a crescent off of this.
If the Northern line is the new vertical axis of the map, then the Central line is its horizontal counterpart. Rather than wiggling its way drunkenly down from Liverpool Street to Bank, then back to Holborn, then down again at Queensway, the red line stays straight from Bank, all the way out to East Acton