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The Underground map of London, 1911

The Waterloo and City railway company did not participate in the unified map agreement, although on this map the line is nevertheless shown. This was presumably in the hope that it would encourage more passengers to travel on the lines participating in the agreement by using the interconnections with the Waterloo and City Line.

The map was produced by the cartographers at Johnson Riddle & Co, and was the first map to include the Richmond terminus of the District and Metropolitan Railways as well as showing three separate stations at Hammersmith.

There is geographical distortion in the North West of the map, similar to that on the 1908 map, which flattens out and moves South the Metropolitan Line, to accommodate the title box.

The map produced the next year, in 1912, has no such distortion and makes an interesting comparison as it is the same size but truly geographical.


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