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Post by RichieG » 03 Jan 2011, 00:23

Cartographically, that map is awful!

No idea how it compares to LU to know if it's a good or bad time though...
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Post by Going Underground » 04 Jan 2011, 13:30

Good work, is that the 1st ever full Madrid network completion does anyone know?
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Post by dudey » 04 Jan 2011, 16:37

Going Underground wrote:Good work, is that the 1st ever full Madrid network completion does anyone know?
I'm sure they have train geeks in Spain too.

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Post by Root » 04 Jan 2011, 23:02

I have a book of Metro maps from around the world, and Madrid has a beautiful 30-degree diagonal map in it; one of my favourites after London. It's not identical to this one, but the style is similar. Why they would use a horrible map like that instead is baffling.
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Post by Wanstead » 05 Jan 2011, 17:28

Root wrote:I have a book of Metro maps from around the world, and Madrid has a beautiful 30-degree diagonal map in it; one of my favourites after London. It's not identical to this one, but the style is similar. Why they would use a horrible map like that instead is baffling.
Is it this one?
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Post by Root » 05 Jan 2011, 18:24

Wanstead wrote:Is it this one?
Yep, that's the one :)
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Post by Edgemaster » 07 Jan 2011, 02:33

Oh, I do like the wiggles in the bottom left.
Don't like the hair-pin bends the lines take nearer the centre of the map, nor the occasional continuation of one line into a different colour as it passes through a station. (and the other parts of the lines veer off in unexpected ways)

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Re: Madrid

Post by Adham » 14 Jan 2011, 13:05

Thanks, Kevin.

I believe Spanish train geeks might be somewhat thin on the ground, because when I explained to a chap on Line 6 what was going on, he was adamant that I could not do it. Everyone I encountered that day seemed like it was the first they had heard of something like this. I have not found any evidence of anyone else having attempted it, so I could be the first, but who knows?

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