Map of the Underground
Here is a link to the official maps of the
London Underground railway system.
Click on the picture to get a link to
London Underground's map page.
The London Underground map has a very
interesting history. Before 1933 London Underground lines were shown on scale plans
or nearly scale plans. In 1933, a new map was published showing the lines in
diagrammatic form. It was designed by Harry Beck, a draughtsman working in one of
the Underground's drawing offices. Since then, it has seen many versions and its
design and style has been copied and adapted for use by many other transport systems
around the world.
The story of the map and its development can be
seen in the book, "Mr Beck's Underground Map" by Ken Garland, published by
Capital Transport Publishing in 1994, ISBN 185414 168 6. You can order it from Tubeprune.