A new tube map has been released showing a number of changes to the service, including the forthcoming partial closure of the Northern line.
There’s only a handful of changes to the tube map this time. Tottenham Hale, Sudbury Hill both gain step-free symbols, but the big reason for the new map is the closure of the Bank branch on the Northern line.
Rather than fading the line out, TfL has opted for a hazard style colour scheme for the line, of alternative yellow and black bars.
A yellow disruption box says “The Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate from Saturday 15 January until mid-May 2022.”
Borough station is shown as closed, as it can’t be used for anything else during the Northern line suspension.
The curious dangling end to the Northern line extension has been given a bit of viagra and is now a much neater straight line. The walking distance between the river services and Vauxhall has also been shrunk as a result of the tidying of that patch of the map.
A new link on the Northern line between Oval and Kennington has appeared, although they’ve left the interchange at Kennington with the closed Northern line bank branch intact, which seems an odd thing to have left in considering that it can’t be used.
Other minor changes:
The text for Heathrow closures has been changed from two separate messages about Terminal 5 and Terminal 4 into one single block of text.
East Acton has gained a dagger, as the eastbound trains and all Night Tube trains won’t call at the station until mid-May 2022 — this is due to platform works.
A tiny change in the bottom left key to symbols to split out a dividing line, and the bottom right has gained a tube roundel — although it’s specific to the Underground, and that does seem awkward at it’s placed next to the tram lines. The Underground roundel was always on the page, but below the map in the travel information banner — but that’s been replaced with information about downloading the TfL app instead.
Battersea Power station has gained a river service interchange symbol next to the tube station name.
The key to lines on the right side has gained a new line — showing the colours of the suspended Northern line.
The new tube map is here.