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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

London Underground Map for 2015 and 2019

TfL’s proposed Business Plan for the years 2011/12 to 2014/15 and the Budget for
2011/12 are being discussed at a Board Meeting today. In the huge Business Plan
document you'll see the plans for all of London's transport and you've probably already heard Boris trumpeting about the £7.6 billion he's cutting from TfL's budget over the next seven years. Admittedly he spent less time trumpeting about the fact that the extra £2 billion in cuts will mean we're likely to see fares rise by 2% above inflation rate - an annual rise of 7% - over the next four years. But then again, what's new?

At the end of the document, TfL do some star gazing and attempt to show us London's Tube & Rail Network Map for 2015 and 2019. Look at page 85 and page 86 of the PDF to see the maps in detail.

TfL’s rail transport network at 2015 - see page 85

The biggest change for 2015 will be the completion of the London Overground with an extension from Clapham Junction. This will make the Ginger Line, much like the M25 of the rails. There's a cable car connecting Royal Victoria and North Greenwich and the DLR will extend from Canning Town to Stratford International.

TfL’s rail transport network at 2019 - see page 86

Zoom forward to 2019 and you'll see the purple line of Crossrail running through the map. Note the heavy blue lines marking the interchanges at Barbican and Farringdon. No idea what they mean at the moment but I'm sure someone with a greater knowledge of Crossrail can enlighten me.

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