People with claustrophobia and other anxiety conditions could find their journeys less stressful by using a Transport for London map that shows which stations and sections of its network are underground.
A new addition to Transport for London’s selection of downloadable tube maps may help customers who suffer from anxiety-related conditions navigate the network more comfortably. It shows routes that avoid areas with large stretches of tunnels.
There are 270 stations on the city’s tube network, but more than half are actually above ground. Onle the Victoria and Waterloo and City lines are entirely 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 was released this week following suggestions from customers living with claustrophobia or anxiety conditions who find it difficult using the tube. Its introduction has been welcomed by charities.
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