Passenger map of the Metropolitan Railway, 34 x 43 cm, printed in colours with travel information on verso, tabbed for inclusion in a guide, wear to intersections of a couple of folds, a couple of short splits; dark green covers, print code Met 16/68M, undated but c. 1927.
In 1933 the Met became part of the LPTB in 1933. Here though, the Tube and other railways fade into the background. The emphasis is on work/life balance, commuting from Metro-land (a term coined by the railway company’s Publicity Department) with its golf courses, rapidly diminishing countryside and ‘beauty spots’ such as Pinner and Ruislip, described here as ‘a fragment of that older and more beautiful world’. A panel on the verso extols the virtues of living in Metro-land: unlike any of their competitors, the Met was directly involved in residential property development.