Transport for London has released a number of documents that show almost every London Underground station in glorious 3D format, the latest incarnation of such “cutaways” down the decades, as veteran Eagle comic readers, among others, will know.
The new cutaways, partly redacted, feature in full here on “Ian Visits”, the always enjoyable website of Ian Mansfield, who notes they are “technically axonometric diagrams, which is 3D-like, but not to scale, which becomes obvious when you see some of the vertiginous descents offered on some stairs and escalators.”
In total, some 120 stations with underground tunnels are represented in what Ian describes as “this motherlode of tube and map geekery”. Ian has removed the redacted black blobs that are scatted over the originals, and generally cleaned them up a bit, and made them easier to navigate, too.
London Underground has been the focus of “cutaway art” many times, perhaps most famously for comic fans in the pages of the original Eagle comic and associated publications, by artists such as L. Ashwell Wood.
With thanks to Paul Gravett | Vintage cutaways via “AusDew”