Mr Beck's Underground Map



A suggestion in 1933 by a junior draughtsman, Harry Beck, for a different approach to mapping its railways using an easy-to-follow diagrammatic method based on straight lines, was liked by the public, though no-one has ever attempted to measure its commercial value to the Underground. The map's successors are still with Londoners today and its principles have been used in many other cities and countries.

by Ken Garland

Hardback  80 pages

ISBN 1 85414 168 6