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« on: December 04, 2019, 03:12:32 pm »

TfL have updated the iconic underground map to include their new service to Reading

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 06:20:42 pm »

TfL have updated the iconic underground map to include their new service to Reading

"Not to scale" / looks like something of a kludge.   Wonder how long it takes to walk from Reading to Northolt - looks do-able!
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 06:21:33 pm »

What a mess  Angry Harry Beck must be turning in his grave.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 06:39:14 pm »

I really canít see what the benefit of this is to anybody
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2019, 06:50:24 pm »

American tourists looking for Shakespeare in East London and dreaming spires on Oxford Street (or who go to the city looking for the famous shops) are now going to have even more scope for confusion. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2019, 09:53:36 pm »

TfL have updated the iconic underground map to include their new service to Reading

"Not to scale" / looks like something of a kludge.   Wonder how long it takes to walk from Reading to Northolt - looks do-able!
There used to be a compressed map of the Southern network on their trains which effectively had Southampton and Milton Keynes within walking distance. 

I wonder what the record is for distorting the countryside on these type of diagrams...

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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2019, 11:50:55 pm »


The  map seems to suggest that Reading etc, is in Zone 6 but that Oyster isn't installed.

Woe betide anyone believing the map and arriving at the Royal County Town with just an all zone travelcard.

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2019, 01:27:02 pm »


The  map seems to suggest that Reading etc, is in Zone 6 but that Oyster isn't installed.


I think the blue background denotes Reading is in the sea.
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2019, 01:57:43 pm »

What is so surprising about Reading appearing on the London Tube map? Exeter has been in the South East for many years!   Grin Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2019, 02:09:55 pm »

Writing within the blue zone says "outside the zonal fare arwa"
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2019, 02:11:55 pm »


The  map seems to suggest that Reading etc, is in Zone 6 but that Oyster isn't installed.


I think the blue background denotes Reading is in the sea.
If only Berkshire was an island.
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2019, 02:46:03 pm »

If only Berkshire was an island.

Where would that have left us all when it was abolished?
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2019, 03:36:38 pm »

This map should be renamed at some stage TfL Rail Services, perhaps when Crossrail / Elizabeth is completed when TfL Rail would become redundant as a service name. Actually this would go back in a way to the 1950s where for a few years the Underground Map became the Railways Map, before reverting to the Underground and finally the Tube. At least that would kill off the logic of the argument about why Thameslink isn't included, sensible to the travelling public though that might be.
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2019, 04:19:37 pm »

The map should really only show london travelcard/oyster validity stations and anywhere beyond the line leading of the edge of the map with explanation. I guess placing the Berkshire (and Buckinghamshire) stations  on there is a marketing idea to make a thing of it, to make it appear that something is happening. As I said, there is no benefit to either London or Reading showing this on the map. The Harry Beck theory works for a London tube map but for longer distances it only causes confusion. If tfl begin there own or take over a fast GWR service would Bath and Bristol, for example, appear on the map in the same manner?
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2019, 04:22:55 pm »

If only Berkshire was an island.

Where would that have left us all when it was abolished?
The choice for one single authority probably would have been made or divided into three. Lets not get into another local boundary topic deviation  Grin
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