Crossrail: Dad says kids are demanding he gets bathroom redone as Elizabeth line means incredible Tube map on wall is now wrong

Crossrail: Dad says kids are demanding he gets bathroom redone as Elizabeth line means incredible Tube map on wall is now wrong

A London dad has shared a snap of an incredible Tube map on his bathroom wall using custom-made tiles. Now, after the introduction of the Elizabeth line, which officially opens today (Tuesday, May 24), he says his kids are requesting he change the map in line with the new changes to the railway line. Jonathan Baggs posted a picture of the stunning wall design on social media.

He tweeted: “The kids want us to update the bathroom tiling. #ElizabethLine #Crossrail @TfL#tubemap” alongside the snap. The Elizabeth line, known previously as the Crossrail project, will see commuter’s travel times slashed and should decrease congestion. It also may mean Jonathan will have to change his bathroom tiles in the name of accuracy.

The line is depicted with a royal purple colour, fitting with the fact that it is named after Queen Elizabeth II, and has now been added to TfL’s Tube map. It shows the £19 billion line which has two parallel lines to signify that it is partly above ground. The addition now renders Jonathan’s bathroom wall map incomplete.

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Jonathan shared the tweet showing the quintessentially British colourful lines on his bathroom wall. Social media users loved the decoration and commented their thoughts. One said: “Oh yes that it totally beautiful. I’d love one of those!”

Another tweeter agreed, writing: “Love the tile map. I didn’t know you could get those.” Jonathan explained: “Our tiler thought we were mad but took our money…” adding that he bought the tiles online.

The tweeter replied to joke that the tiler was: “Probably eyeing up all the repeat visits every time the map changes.”

Other social media users were sharing their tongue-in-cheek advice for how to fix the problem. One said: “See if TfL have any more of those giant replacement map stickers available.”

Another came up with a way to explain the map to his children. They said: “Tell them it’s a piece of history. It’s beautiful by the way.”

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