World Underground Maps and Schematics by Chris Gray

Clockwork Gallery – Inception

Clockwork Gallery – Inception

By on Dec 11, 2013 in Clockwork Gallery Blog | 2 comments

29th December 2002, Melbourne

MCG, Melbourne

MCG, Melbourne – England getting duffed!

It’s December 2002 and I’ve just witnessed England’s demise at the hands of the Australians in the 4th (cricket) Test match. There’s another Test due to start in Sydney in a few days and I’m off to see my friends in Auckland after that, before flying home via Hong Kong. Home’s 11,000 miles away in Yorkshire, England and it’s new year. Wouldn’t it be great if it were possible to just jump onto the World Tube, pop home for new year and then pop back to watch the 5th Test?

Underground is a series of imaginary underground rail networks (after Harry Beck’s revolutionary model) that connects the globe together. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to jump on a tube in New York and be anywhere in the world within the hour? I did – that’s why I created these world underground maps.

I came up with the idea for a world underground tube when I was travelling far from home. This is the journal that plots the thought process of the physical journey that inspired its creation.

    2 Comments

  1. “Home’s 11,000 miles away in Yorkshire,…”
    “Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to jump on a tube in New York and be anywhere in the world within the hour?”

    The G forces would often be terrible! Several hours would be fine, if the capsules had toilets and… Sandwiches? Tea and coffee?

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    Alice Snafu

    April 9, 2014

  2. Not worth building the network unless there’s coffee and tea on offer, naturally! :o)

    TrainStorm

    May 4, 2014

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