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Thameslink is back on the London tube map
Thameslink is back on the London tube map

The Thameslink line is back on the tube map following a long-running campaign. The restoration to the map sees Thameslink services within Zones 1 to 6 (as well as Dartford and Swanley), shown on TfL’s maps.

Thameslink could be appearing on the Tube map soon
Thameslink could be appearing on the Tube map soon

The London tube map could start showing the north-south Thameslink line again according to a written answer from the Mayor of London.

Check out this London tube map made from a working circuit board
Check out this London tube map made from a working circuit board

Fancy a tube map with a difference? How about one made from a circuit board – with lights that show live train movements?

Put Thameslink on the tube map says London Assembly
Put Thameslink on the tube map says London Assembly

A report on improving accessibility on London’s Transport services has called for the fully accessible Thameslink line to be on the Tube map as a matter of some urgency.

The Science Museum’s “tube map” of the Solar System
The Science Museum’s “tube map” of the Solar System

Spotted this in the Science Museum the other day – a range of goods for sale with a map of the Solar System which will look very familiar to London Underground fans.

New tube map released –  now reaches to Reading
New tube map released – now reaches to Reading

A new tube map has been released ahead of the official launch of TfL Rail services out to Reading in a couple of weeks time.

London Underground’s 30th tube map cover now available
London Underground’s 30th tube map cover now available

Last week you might have noticed the pocket sized tube maps handed out in tube stations changed — with a new cover design. Art on the Underground’s 30th tube map cover commission is by former Turner prize winning French artist

Tube maps in other languages
Tube maps in other languages

It’s not highlighted that well, but the TfL website has a range of tube maps in languages other than English.

The surprising reason for London Underground’s new heritage signs
The surprising reason for London Underground’s new heritage signs

You might have seen some new signs popping up around the tube stations recently showing off London Underground’s heritage.

This Ferrari is covered in a London “tube map”
This Ferrari is covered in a London “tube map”

Want to see a Ferrari sports car covered in a London Underground style tube map? Here’s one for you.

The London Underground tube map made in a WW2 prisoner of war camp
The London Underground tube map made in a WW2 prisoner of war camp

A photograph of a London Underground tube map made in a WW2 prisoner of war camp has emerged from a collection taken by a British inmate in the prison camp.

London Underground releases a new tube map
London Underground releases a new tube map

A new tube map has started appearing in London Underground stations, and there’s a lot of changes to this edition.

Go back in time with these old tube maps
Go back in time with these old tube maps

No one will care about this whatsoever, but there’s an archive of the maps used inside tube train carriages on the TfL website.

New Elizabeth line tube maps show phased service launch
New Elizabeth line tube maps show phased service launch

The five-stage launch of the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) has been highlighted in a series of new tube maps included in a forthcoming report on preparations for the service launch.

Why is the Elizabeth line not on the tube map?
Why is the Elizabeth line not on the tube map?

The latest edition of tube map is missing something — an entire line has been omitted from the map — where is the Elizabeth line?

New night tube map cover shown off
New night tube map cover shown off

The paper night tube map has a new cover — it’s third, designed by London-based artist Marianna Simnett which shows a flock of luminous birds falling against a black night sky.

New London tube map includes the forthcoming Elizabeth line
New London tube map includes the forthcoming Elizabeth line

With just under a year to the first passenger trains, a new tube map has been shown off including the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) as it will be when the service launches in December 2018.

Presenting…. the tube map for Christmas Day.
Presenting…. the tube map for Christmas Day.

The annual gift of a tube map for Christmas Day.

A tube map for the Milky Way
A tube map for the Milky Way

A variant of the tube map has been created that shows every constellation in the night sky as a train station on a map of truly galactic proportions.

New tube map artwork shown off
New tube map artwork shown off

For the 26th edition of the pocket Tube map, Art on the Underground has commissioned Dutch artist Lily van der Stokker to create a new artwork – her first public commission in the UK.

A new cover for the tube map is released
A new cover for the tube map is released

London Underground is releasing a new tube map, and for it’s 25 edition with an art cover, they have commissioned London-based, British artist Gillian Carnegie to create the new design

Tube Zones Geekery
Tube Zones Geekery

Each tube line has to end at terminus stations, each in travel zones, but how many terminus stations does each zone have?

TfL issues “tube map” for walking distances
TfL issues “tube map” for walking distances

Oh dear, a tube map so riddled with errors that it will probably keep error spotters busy for the next few years.

New tube map released — and tube art tours announced
New tube map released — and tube art tours announced

A new tube map has been released showing of the London Underground’s art installations, and this coming Sunday, there is a chance to tour of some of those artworks.