Mark Noad sends us a link to a new version of the Tube map he’s put together. It shows all stations on the network displayed in positions closer to their actual locations than on the official map. The Thames also adopts a more naturalistic shape.
The map is an unofficial response to a recent backlash against the standard version, originally designed by Harry Beck. This is often described as a ‘design classic’, showing routes and stations schematically rather than geographically. Some think it’s confusing. Recent research found that many travellers make longer journeys than necessary after consulting the map.