First published to critical acclaim in 2006, enlarged and revised editions of the London Rail Atlas followed, the most recent in 2012. This latest fully revised fifth edition reflects the dynamic and evolving railway network in the capital and will be warmly welcomed by all enthusiasts. Crossrail and improvements to the Thameslink network are among the key additions to the 5th edition of this very popular title.
The Atlas book presents detailed mapping of all the lines which traverse the city, including both London Underground and national railway network. Each map also illustrates the geographical relationship between the overground and underground lines. The maps on the large format pages show all tracks and platforms. London Rail Atlas features all the lines in the capital, both open and closed, stations, changes of station name and station opening and closing dates.
This new edition will contain much additional content. The maps are drawn to a high degree of accuracy and include detail on industrial railways. The coverage reaches beyond London to include places such as Tilbury, Gravesend, Windsor and Redhill.
In addition to the wealth of information the Atlas contains, this is a superb achievement in terms of railway cartography. As the reviewer in Railway Magazine said of the 4th Edition, ‘The maps are akin to works of art, so detailed and finely drawn are they’.