Based on the Northern map, the design means that Manchester stations cannot be shown, so Piccadilly only shown on local service to Deansgate even though all trains call and some reverse, but there's a 'Manchester' caption floating around.
Based on the Northern map, but very amateur. For example without a full audit:
• Map not centralised on airport - no routes to North Wales;
Another poor map from Merseytravel.
The lower map is based on the Central Trains map which has the problem of combining a dense urban network around Birmingham with cross country links between the west and east coasts. A hard task.
This map just copies that local area network map - but the airport should be in the middle with all lines feeding in.
Probably a hard task as the airport is on a radial route with difficult and unrealistic connections apart from through central Birmingham. Even there, a walk is required to access all the ex-GW routes. This map has not started to convince the user that getting to the airport by rail is practicable.
1 Badly crafted bends/junctions etc at Coventry (a line goes off at right angles), Crewe
2 Derby looks like a suburb of Birmingham
3 Terrible west coast main line (stops at Nuneaton) - hardly a connecting line
4 Terribly distorted Coventry - Leamington line (the green London line could have continued at 45º allowing the Coventry line a more natural vertical shape.
5 Leamington and Banbury stations shown differently although in practice the stations have the same layouts
6 Wolverhampton looks bad as Walsall line station alongside with thin connector - although all routes use the same platforms
7 Captions run unnecessarily across lines, particularly Birmingham New Street (one of the most important stations on the map!) and Tamworth (could have gone to right)
8 Map is too small - difficult to read at printed size, the fold out map doesn't even fill the available space, no effort to make it readable
9 Awful bend on Airport - Solihull bus link - out of character
10 Colour codes not right, connecting services include west coast main line
11 Nuneaton strange with another right angle
12 Worcester - why blue/green further apart between Shrub Hill and Foregate Street?
13 The principle links map (upper) is difficult to see - grey on yellow not good idea - but more focussed, think based on an ATOC map. Even here Edinburgh - Glasgow and Swindon - Didcot shouldn't be there
Unsure why Paddington is not shown like Heathrow T123 - as one station
Orange Heathrow Connect key at bottom doesn't line up with the line as the other caption does
Does 'free transfer service between terminals' imply a direct T4 - T5 shuttle not shown?
Interesting interchange symbol at T123 with inverted colours