Transport for London launches new map for anxiety sufferers

  • 13 July, 2017

Transport for London (TFL) has launched a new map showing where there are tunnels on their network. The map is designed to help people who feel uncomfortable or stressful using the Underground network, showing them routes they can take to avoid areas with large stretches of tunnels.

There are 270 stations on the Tube network, but more than half are actually above ground, with the Victoria and Waterloo and City lines being the only lines that are wholly underground.

In the new design, parts of the lines on Harry Beck’s iconic map have been given a grey overlay to illustrate which stations or sections of track are underground. The new map also shows which London Overground, DLR and TfL Rail services are in tunnels.

The tunnels map has been created following suggestions from customers living with claustrophobia or anxiety conditions who find it difficult using the Tube. The map can be downloaded

here.

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