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 Saturday, April 20, 2019

This secret 'tube' map can bring ad-clicks to your media platform

Does your website need more traffic? Have you run out of fresh and exciting tube map variants to embed and surround with adverts? Well, your prayers have been answered because wow, look at this one.

Looks like a proper tube map, right? Wrong, because this baby is nothing less than a map showing all of the capital's main arterial roads. Mind blown.

That yellow ring in the centre isn't the Circle line, it's the Inner Ring Road, and likewise the outer orange ring isn't the Overground, it's the North and South Circulars. TfL's Network Management team have truly excelled with this one.

We love how some of the other colours match up too, like the Bakerloo-brown of the A41 sticking out to the northwest, the District-green of the A4 heading to Chiswick and the Central-red of the A12 aiming for Gants Hill. Damned clever these map boffins, what?

How many times have you listened to the travel news and wondered where Henlys Corner or the Target Roundabout actually are? Wonder no more! Also, how long has the world waited to see Chessington World of Adventures on an actual tube map? Job done!

Look closer and you'll see the map also includes Cycle Superhighways! Interestingly it doesn't show the superhighway along the Embankment, which might mean this map's older than it looks, so best not mention that when you tweet excitedly about how brilliant the 'new' map is.

Copyright is not important. The Deputy Mayor for Transport Heidi Alexander tweeted the map last month which makes it 100% public domain, thus fair game to display on your website however and whenever you think fit. Cheers Heidi!

As a bonus, there's no need to waste time writing actual text to accompany the map. Lots of people responded to Heidi's original tweet so you can simply cut and paste their comments to provide editorial content.
Wow. Love the Yorkshire Grey/ Sutcliffe Park and Sun in the Sands bit!

Someone had some fun - unfortunately it makes driving look too easy. Having said that, grey out the main roads and colour up the cycle routes graded by Bikeability levels and infrastructure and I think you’d be onto something

Needs work - why no junctions on A316 after Apex Corner? Is that really the location of Hanworth - Hanworth Mount might be better description. Also, this only reinforces issues of severance and TfL prioritising vehicles over pedestrians on these roads incl. lack of safe crossings

Lovely map, but is TfL going to get any devolution of further rail services any time soon? Southern and Southeastern metro services perhaps? Moorgate?

How much you spend on someone making up this map? A few thousand pounds? Waste anymore money
But the most incredible thing is that London turns out to have two Apex Corners, one in Edgware and one in Hanworth. Who knew? There's also a Clockhouse Roundabout and a Clockhouse Junction, and somewhere in the suburbs to take the piss out of called Moby Dick, plus the inexplicable presence of Robin Hood, Charlie Brown and Queen Victoria. Your editor should be able to bash out an article really quickly.

Dash to it and grab the full size version of this amazing hidden secret map, and let's get clickbaiting.

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