Detail of Tube map, now with added Crossrail
Seven years (and then some) before passengers will even get to board a train, Crossrail has already marked out its place on the Tube map.
On this connections map. the cross-London beast bores through the centre of town with the double-gauge line favoured by the Overground, DLR, and National Rail. Fans of tube map neatness won’t be impressed at some of the interchanges it provides, particularly at Liverpool Street, which has now been yoked with Moorgate in a most unsightly manner. Similarly, Farringdon has demonstrated its new importance by muscling in on Barbican’s turf. Canary Wharf has turned into three unconnected globules, while the Crossrail stations at Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road are listed as separate, albeit linked to, their Tube brethren. Of the central London stations, only Whitechapel and Custom House are graphically linked in with the existing network.