pan and zoom the London Bus Map ... connecting places

special all transport London diagram

The London Bus Map is a visual journey planner for buses. It complements useful text based apps like the official Transport-for-London (TfL) Plan-a-journey.

The bus network is complex and past bus maps have concentrated on detailed areas or have squeezed information onto a road map. This London Bus Map is a unique refocusing on to what the bus network does best, that of adapting routes over time to match where people want to go. It is no surprise that the majority of destinations are local place centers as well as interchanges with trains, tubes and coaches. This map is built around these place centers across the whole of London creating a compact diagram.

No official Transport-for-London bus route network map is now published, however the focus has switched to useful bus-stop detail with real time information, see the official Transport-for-London (TfL) London Bus.

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This map is no sit-at-a-computer creation but actively experienced by traveling the whole of the network in the course of working. Even then the place based structure only came apparent after on reflection.

Active use will lead to appreciation. Communication of potential errors and improvements via email info(at)quickmap.com is welcome.

bus maps in print

London-by-Bus - Quickmap's pocket fold-out map covers the central area zone 1.
London all-on-one - Quickmap's all-on-one uses a central area slice of the London Bus Map covering zones 1 and 2.
Greater London Bus Map - range of traditional format bus maps.

resources

The London Bus magazine - incredible detail from enthusiasts.
London Bus Routes planned service changes - comprehensive independent listings.
TfL bus changes - functional notices.
Live bus feed by Matthew Somerville - live position of buses on route map.
TfL consultations - have your say about proposed network changes.

also see the London Metro Map ... another visual journey planner

London Metro Map - tubes, trains and trams - 'smoother and faster'.

a mini image overview London's Metro Map

page link to enlarged map

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