Alternative Tube Maps: Morphing Tube

Click for the morphing version.

Watch a modern Tube map gradually morph, T1000-style, into a geographically accurate version. Then, agog, click another button and behold as the map regresses/progresses (delete according to opinion) to something like the original Harry Beck Tube map of 1933. The modern map also allows you to overlay a street pattern — not a new trick, but it’s good to have this all-in-one package.

This one’s an oldie. In fact, Sam Rich first put a version live in 2002. It then found its way onto Transport For London’s website in 2004, from which it was dropped in 2008 during a web shuffle. TfL allowed Sam to continue hosting the map on his own site, and you can now enjoy warping the Tube map here.

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  • 20th Century London

    For more on Harry Beck and the Tube Map, see here:

  • jwadman1504

    Very entertaining, but by concentrating on central London it doesn’t show the extent to which the Tube map enlarges that area and shrinks the suburbs.

  • Anon

    Where is Temple?!

    • Sam

      I didn’t put in labels for all the stations, there just isn’t room on a small map, so I just put the names of the stations with interchanges.

  • John

    Interesting, but is it all that different? There is nothing wrong with the modern map. The ‘real’ one is confusing.