Geographically inaccurate NRE page

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  1. Gathursty

    Gathursty Established Member

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    In the grand scheme of things it does what it is supposed to I guess.

    Though on E* it looks like mainland UK is having a dump.
     
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    According to the shading, some TOCs actually have services over the land between railway lines, while others only operate on the lines.
     
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    That is hilariously bad! Do Northern Rail not serve East Yorkshire, then?? Or Grand Central West Yorkshire?
     
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    I think someone should market the Scotrail lollipops.
     
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    ThamesLink is an Easter Island head on that map....
     
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    AGA appears to serve Kent

    Scotrail needs edited to remove the London service

    Island Line appears to be a cross
     
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    It's been like that for years (and I think we had a thread on it when it first came out)! I think it's a nice idea but it's been woefully implemented.
     
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    Does have some inaccuracies, but is designed to give idea rather than any detail, there is more detailed guides on NNRE website, and unless these wrong then not too much to worry about.
     
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    With the new Great Northern and Thameslink maps, Wales is also suddenly a little different, as is the Merseyside area.
     
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    It's also set up wrongly - click the link for 'Caledonian Sleeper' on that page and it goes to a list of railcards and rover tickets
     
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    That's what NRE mean by "Special Offers".
     
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    How long have London Midland been serving Barrow-in-Furness? ;) And even Island Line is way off the mark - how difficult is it to colour-in the IoW on an outline map of Britain? :lol:
     
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    They should probably remove the Mull of Kintyre while they're at it, what with there being no railway south of Oban. The Caledonian Sleeper map could do with a bit more work, as it was clearly just copied from the Scotrail one, when the sleeper only reaches a few parts of Scotland.

    I'm sure someone could put together maps of where different TOCs actually go, but I don't know if anyone outside NRE cares that much, either.

    The original post asked "how could it be better designed", though. I was thinking that it could show special offers by area (as well as, or even instead of, by "train company"), meaning that it could highlight (say) East Anglia as you hover over it on the map, and clicking on it would bring up all of the offers relevant to it.

    This assumes that the designers can find East Anglia is, of course.

    I'd find this useful, as the special offers listed aren't, for the most part, TOC-specific ones.
     
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    if it used the actual geographical route map as a basis, but with massively-oversized lines (in many cases these would overlap and merge) that would work better than the current drug fueled fever dream
     
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    It doesn't work properly on a mobile device as I couldn't see the different geographical changes.

    No doubt it was produced by a graphic designer who thinks oh anyone can produce a map if they know how to use graphic design software.

    The reality is no they can't and this is just another example of that. Should have employed a cartographer.
     
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