The Best Rail Map Ever?
It was designed by a keen 15 year old, Luke Gardner, who used what was then his fairly primitive home computer using the basic ‘Windows Paint’ software to put the first map together. It’s had a number of tweaks since then and is now produced by graphic designers working for Alex but the original design devised by Luke (who now works as a timetable planner for TransPennine Express) is still followed, not least the 45 degree and 90 degree layout depiction for the railway lines which would surely have impressed Harry Beck, the all time master of diagrammatic map designers.
The big problem with this big map is that it is a business-led product and will cost you £11 - not too bad - but with a whopping £8 post and packing.
Whereas the other best rail map ever, that from Barry Doe, is available as a free download.
Thankfully, Rog does acknowledge Bazza's excellence in the same blog! Both have their benefits but the Doe product is geographical (which helps) as well as being free. Printed copies are available, see Barry's web site for details.
The Worst Bus Map Ever!
Not only is it misleading and wrong in many places, but it is now at least two sets of changes out of date.
It is a minor concern, maybe, that the 95 ...
In the south of the city ...
fbb did offer to GIVE his correct and accurate version of the above map to the PTE for absolutely no pennies. The offer was declined as the boys and girls in the ivory tower were "very pleased" with their truly awful map.
Sheffield Livery Tease
Any timetable leaflets, First Bus?
Another From Sunderl And District
A Delivery to fbb Mansions
More variety tomorrow.
Next Variety blog : Sunday 12th December