Mayor Orders The Return Of The Thames

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 106 months ago
Mayor Orders The Return Of The Thames

1709_river.jpg Back in Blighty after his New York jaunt, Boris Johnson has wasted no time in wading into the week's hot topic — the unpopular changes to the Underground map. A "furious" Boris has ordered TfL to reinstate the river and zone boundary markers, which were removed from revised maps that hit the network this week. New maps with the river, which has flowed across the design since Harry Beck first drew the thing, will reappear at the next planned revision in December, so you've got at least two months of trying to convince perplexed tourists that Charing Cross really is on the South Bank. TfL say they hope to "reach a conclusion" by then on bringing back the zonal markers. The suspicious among us might think this was a mojo-reviving stunt by the Mayor: he dashes off to NYC for a few days, and gets to come back and have a pop at what these bounders have done to his beloved Underground. For a man who firmly believes that travel by two wheels is better, he's taking this pretty personally.

Last Updated 17 September 2009