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10 December 2010 | Maps | By: Dean Nicholas

Alternative Tube Maps: London In 2100

Alternative Tube Maps: London In 2100

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The charity Practical Action has hit upon an interesting way of demonstrating how a rise in ocean levels would impact on London: they've created an alternative Tube map which shows the areas of the capital that would be flooded.

Bad news if you live in Docklands, Greenwich, or pretty much any riverside burg between Canary Wharf and Kew: you're unlikely to escape the flooding. Much of the Thames Embankment, including the Houses of Parliament, would also be hit. Barking, which isn't particularly near the Thames but does have a creek running near it, would also be flooded, while City Airport would also perish. If that doesn't make you turn your thermostat down by one degree, then nothing will.

For more on the Thames flood plain, see Diamond Geezer's list of endangered places from last year.

See previous alternative Tube maps.

Dean Nicholas

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Well shit, I guess I'd better go back to Craven Cottage while I still can!

diamond geezer

A great idea, but this map appears to be based on contours rather than the actual risk of flooding. In reality, residents of Hammersmith should be just as worried about inundation as residents of Docklands.

Plus, obviously, much of the Underground is underground! If sea levels rise and London's defences fail, then far more of the tube network would be flooded than is suggested here.


And crossrail still isn't finished?!


At least the Central line would be fine!