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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Variant on the Way Out Tube Map

Way Out Tube MapA request for help - which carriage door is best for the exit?

Paul Luna recently signed my message board with the following request: "I recall that back in the late 1960s London Transport Magazine (the Underground staff newspaper) carried a piece about a booklet called Tube Buster (or maybe it was Subway Buster). An American and his son had travelled on the Tube and explained exactly which door in which car was the most convenient for alighting at particular stations, especially interchange ones. Does anyone have any more info about this book? I'd like to track down a copy.

Hope someone remembers!

Well it's the first I had heard of a booklet being published, although I know that Neil and Geoff were thinking of doing something like this themselves, and Neil always seems to know which door is the right one. I use the Way Out Tube map a lot to work out which is the best carriage for the exit I need, but I certainly haven't got it fine tuned down to the best door yet.

UPDATE - It appears that The Clever Tube Hopper is the closest to what Paul is looking for.

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