What's The Way To Do It
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Mulling Over Map Making ...
The new Spider maps from Transport for London (TfL) no longer "go all the way" to the end of the route. Once 12, 159 and 453 get to Lambeth North, the only significant information given is the terminus. This need not be. Continuing from fbb's geographical "local" map, it should be possible to show at least some increase on the non information from TfL.
The question is how much - and how?
One option is to show a straight line.
There again, is it right to show routes that are very much NOT a straight line as just a meaningless stick?
Service 12 would be a challenge as a straight line.
London really does need one single railway system with one single set of fares. Oyster and contactless help, but only by burying the differences in an electronic obfuscation heap - should be better.
To help folk understand its massive wiggle, fbb has shown its shape, if not its scale.
... and Golders Green somewhere in the middle. They are some distance apart, namely 5.3 miles. They were close together on the old Oxford Circus spider and fbb has no choice but to play fast and loose with distances, even on his version.
Please remember that this is fbb's "work in progress" and more careful cartography, more tormented thought and more attempted adjustments will be necessary. But fbb has come to one massive conclusion. To prove (or disprove) the concept, he must tackle another area.
Euston? Should be fun. Could you merge Euston and Euston Square, separate spiders from TfL, but arguably, one interchange blob?
Don't worry; there wont be yet another burgeoning burst of boring of blogs, but the end results may find their way into a weekend variety posting.
We need to realise that the new CAF stock will be formed of FIVE car sets.
Here is what a blogger writes about the new stock.
Although details could change, the current plans for the new trains are:
To replace Stratford International to Woolwich Arsenal 2-car services with new full-length trains and improve peak service from a train every 8 minutes to one every 4 minutes.
Replace the Bank to Woolwich Arsenal and Bank to Lewisham 3-car services with new trains.
Introduce a new peak Stratford International to Beckton service with 3-car trains.
Replace all Stratford to Canary Wharf 2-car services with new full-length trains and extend all these services (i.e. every 4 minutes) to Lewisham.
The result of this on the Lewisham branch there will be a 65% increase in peak capacity compared to today, through a combination of making all trains full length, the higher capacity of the new trains, and the increase in total frequency from today’s 22.5 trains per hour to 30 trains per hour (every 2 minutes).
TfL will also double the capacity to Beckton, nearly double capacity to Woolwich, and between Stratford and Canary Wharf by 65%.
fbb Mansions : Decorations Phase 2The Tree Of Life (Not Adam's Apple, that is tree number 2) but it ends, in the Book of Revelation, with, guess what, The Tree Of Life, its leaves for the healing of the nations, Jesus never said "I am The Tree", but he did say "I am The Vine and you are the branches" so, staying "connected" with Jesus brings life from the Jesus' "grape tree".
In the centre of the tree is The Cross ... Christ mas is meaningless without Easter and Easter is meaningless without the empty tomb.I am The Light of the World" - in today's dark days, surely we need God's Light as well as sanitiser, social distancing and gangster gear.
But there again, maybe most people passing the fbb's anterior portal will probably not even begin to join the dots and just see a mush of pretty scintillating colour. That's still good and cheering.
It is infuriating that the light string as manufactured has one blue LED amongst the red and yellow. It always shines out about 100 times more brightly than the rest.
The fbb's modem/router died on Monday
It is being replaced today.
fbb's new laptop also arrives today.
Blogging may be interrupted.
fbb is currently borrowing his neighbours'
internet (with permission) but the
arrangement is not ideal bandwith-wise.
Next Photo-Album blog : Thursday 26th November