A new map of the London Underground network has been released that caters to passengers with claustrophobia or other anxiety conditions.
The map was devised after suggestions from passengers with such conditions. By showing them routes that involve long stretches of tunnels, it is hoped that they can identify routes avoiding them and feel more at ease when travelling.
Nicky Lidbetter, Chief Executive from Anxiety UK, said: “For those with anxiety conditions such as panic attacks and claustrophobia…this new map is an excellent resource for those wishing to avoid journeys where there are tunnels”.
Of the 270 stations that form the Tube network; over half are in fact above ground, with only the Waterloo and City and Victoria lines wholly underground. The new design places a grey overlay over the stations or sections of track that are underground or in tunnels.
Mark Evers, Director of Customer Strategy for TfL, commented that: “This new map is just one of the tools we have created in response to…make the transport network more accessible”.
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