Your Map to the Gotham City Subway!
by Alex Billington
November 26, 2007
In connection with the viral marketing campaign for The Dark Knight that kicked up last week with The Gotham Times newspaper, another website has appeared - GothamCityRail.com. The site is for Gotham City Rail, the above-ground subway system that Bruce Wayne's father built and was shown extensively in Batman Begins (and is pictured below). The coolest feature is the City Rail Map, which is your standard subway map but actually for Gotham City! It's like one of those virtual maps they have for the Star Wars or Star Trek universe, but this one is for Batman and Gotham City!
I love the special touch if you zoom into The Narrows island and look at that station and the line that goes towards Wayne Central you'll notice it says Under Construction. This is where everything took place in Batman Begins and where the subway was destroyed when Batman killed Ra's Al Ghul. It's a smart nod to show that part being under construction and keeping up with continuity and consistency. Another job well done Warner Brothers marketing!
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