National Rail site disruption maps

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  1. Quakkerillo

    Quakkerillo Member

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    Recently, I've seen a whole new different style of disruption maps appearing, which are more in the style of the more country-wide "projectmapping" maps.

    Before, the disruption maps were like this: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/static/documents/maps/WoolwichLineNT.pdf The map is from today, showing the issue with the derailed train.

    New versions I've seen are:
    Current Gidea Park delays http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/static/documents/maps/Gidea_Park(7).pdf
    Yesterday's tree on the line at Forest hill, combined with Oxted issues http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/static/documents/maps/Forest_Hill_2(2).pdf

    The first of the new maps seems fine in itself, but for the second, the <!> that's somewhere in London is just... where? And the small buses on the Oxted section, I'm not sure about that either. Especially with the Reading Woking red buses, it'll just be confusing.

    Can anyone shed some light on why they have decided on changing (some of) their disruption maps? And is it just me who's thinking these versions look much worse and less helpful than the previous ones? I know the impacted sections weren't always exactly as shown in the maps, but now it's just even more vague.
     
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    I've noticed that too and I agree that the maps used previously were far clearer. The new maps don't list all the stations like the old ones did and the exclamation mark used to show where the disruption is isn't clear at all in comparison.

    Am I right in thinking both maps are from Project Mapping? If so, it's strange that National Rail have decided to use a different map from them.
     
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    MCR247 Established Member

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    They both look like Project Mapping ones to me
     
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    I wonder why they changed them then? It seems like a backwards step to me.
     
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    The railways?! Backward steps?! Unheard of :P
     
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    I know! What happened?! :lol:
     
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