I’ve been fascinated with the London Underground since I was a small boy. These days, I probably see more of it than I’d like, but it’s still strangely exciting. Perhaps it’s the feeling of being in a transporter, and descending into the dark underbelly of the city only to emerge at some distant point in the city. It may be a smelly dark and dirty old underground railway but it’s a key part of the public transportation in the city, and keeping that many people linked to that many places is pretty impressive.
In honour of these wormholes that make up too much of my working life, I created a morph showing how the shape of the Central Line on the London Underground map differs from the geographically correct positions of the stations. It was created using Sqirlz Morph and wouldn’t have been possible without the London Underground geographic maps at Wikimedia Commons. Yay for them.
Here’s a thumbnail of the three stage
and here’s a link to the video on YouTube.
I may go on to try to morph the whole underground map into the geographically accurate version, but since the changes involved are quite convoluted that is a lot harder. At the very least I may end up making a series of these single line transitions. A series of tubes, if you will.