Shiny new map alert! 🚨
Sometimes, all your train journeys in London can start to get a bit, I don’t know, samey? Be it a daily commute, or a trip from south to north to see your beloved pals, constant trips on the tube can often meld into one.
So, with that comes a funny thing. Small changes to your local station, or a new billboard can spark a hint of excitement–something that comes between a sandwich of the usual monotony.
And, in my opinion, a spanking new map is one of those such tweaks that are tough to beat. Complete with the new northern line additions, the new TFL map is now with us, brightening up the commute of many a worker returning to their office.
Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station now have their place on the clean (not for long) tube maps across the northern line models and stations. It’s the first time TFL has expanded new stations onto their maps since 1999, so this might be last time this happens for another 20 years (and yes, we include the eternally-delayed Elizabeth Line in that discussion). I’m just hoping we get the Night Tube back soon, really.
Doors to the new, step-free stations are opening on September 20, when the power of a new map’s full power is set to be unleashed. Their opening is supporting around 25,000 new jobs and more than 20,000 new homes. The transformational Elizabeth line is due launching in the first half of next year. I’ll believe that when I see it, however.