Here’s a fantasy metro network for the Isle of Wight

Mmmm over-ambitious metro maps. Image: David Atkinson, defacing an Isle of Wight Tourism Board map.

Here we go again: another fantasy metro map from a reader. You thought the Newport tram network was OTT? This time, we’re off to the Isle of Wight…

Hi there!

I love reading the blog – it is a highlight of an otherwise dull day. I especially love the speculative railways section and it reminded me of the time when I was a teenager with too much time on my hands and no concept of money or necessity. (Editor’s note: We feel attacked.)

I present to you the Isle of Wight Metro, complete with awful branding ideas. I did have another map where all the lines were straightened out but that seems to have been lost in the cloud and I can't find it on the Skyscapercity forum where I definitely posted it.

Feel free to mock as much as you like.

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In seriousness – the Isle of Wight does have a great, if expensive, bus network. But growing up on the Island I didn't quite realise how lucky we were – I just wanted trams and trains!

I hope you enjoy the maps.

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Regards,

David

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