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Subway Maps

A transit map is a topological map in the form of a schematic diagram used to illustrate the routes and stations within a public transport system—whether this be bus lines, tramways, rapid transit, commuter rail or ferry routes. The main components are color coded lines to indicate each line or service, with named icons to indicate stations or stops.

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  1. 1972 NYCTA New York Subway Guide

    Massimo Vignelli 1972 NYCTA New York Subway Guide
     
    No sooner had the Metropolitan Transportation Authority introduced a new map of the New York subway system on Aug. 7, 1972, than complaints flooded in. Many stations seemed to be in the wrong places. The water surrounding the city was colored beige, not blue. As for Central Park, it appeared to be almost square, rather than an elongated rectangle, three times bigger than the map suggested, and was depicted in a dreary shade of gray.
     
    The map was, indeed, riddled with anomalies, but that was the point. Its designer, Massimo Vignelli, had sacrificed geographical accuracy for clarity by reinterpreting New York’s tangled labyrinth of subway lines as a neat diagram. Each station was shown as a dot and linked to its neighbors by color-coded routes running at 45- or 90-degree angles. Mr. Vignelli had used his design skills to tidy up reality.
     
    Design buffs have always loved his map for its rigor and ingenuity. When the future graphic designer Michael Bierut made his first trip to New York in 1976, he took one home to Ohio as a souvenir. But many New Yorkers were outraged by what they saw as the misrepresentation of their city, while tourists struggled to relate Mr. Vignelli’s design to what they found above ground. In 1979, the M.T.A. bowed to public pressure by replacing his diagrammatic map with a geographical one.
     
    Read more: New York Times

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  2. 1989 Theaters in New York City Subway and Bus Guide

    1989 Theaters in New York City Subway and Bus Guide
     
    Subway and Bus Guide to all Broadway and Off-Broadway Theaters of New York City. Featuring a Theater District inset map illustrating all subway and bus routes.

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  3. 1988 New York City Transit Authority Subway Map

    1988 New York City Transit Authority Subway Map

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  4. 1987 New York City Transit Authority SubwayMap

    1987 New York City Transit Authority SubwayMap


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  5. 1979 Revised Fall 1980 New York City Transit Authority Subway Map

    1979 Revised Fall 1980 New York City Transit Authority Subway Map


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  6. 1964 New York City Transit Authority Subway Map Reverse Side

    1964 New York City Transit Authority Subway Map Reverse Side


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  7. 1967 New York City Transit Authority Subway Map Reverse Side

    1967 New York City Transit Authority



    Subway Map



    Reverse Side


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  8. 1967 New York City Transit Authority Subway Map

    1967 New York City Transit Authority



    Subway Map


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  9. 1964 Follow The Arrow To The Worlds Fair NYCTA Subway Map

    1964 Follow The Arrow To The Worlds Fair



    New York City Transit Authority Subway Map


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  10. 1959 NYCTA New York City Subway Map And Station Guide

    1959 NYCTA New York City Subway Map And Station Guide

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  11. 1948 Hagstrom Company New York Subway Lines Map

    1948 Hagstrom Company New York Subway Lines Map

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  12. 1939-40 Royal-Liverpool Groups New York Worlds Fair Subway and Elevated Lines Map

    1939-40 Royal-Liverpool Groups


     

    New York Worlds Fair Subway and Elevated Lines Map


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  13. Schematic Track Diagrams of NYCT 2003

    Schematic Track Diagrams of the Rapid Transit Routes of MTA New York City Transit


     

    Division of Operations Planning



    Route and System Planning



    Rail Service Design


     

    Second Edition



    September 2003


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  14. Subway Hurricane Recovery Map December 21 2012

    December 21 2012 Subway Hurricane Sandy Recovery Map. There were approximately 16 maps in total that that were released by the MTA throughout the storm recovery.

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  15. Subway Hurricane Recovery Map December 4 2012

    December 4 2012 Subway Hurricane Sandy Recovery Map. There were approximately 16 maps in total that that were released by the MTA throughout the storm recovery.

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  16. Subway Hurricane Recovery Map November 20 2012

    November 20 2012 Subway Hurricane Sandy Recovery Map. There were approximately 16 maps in total that that were released by the MTA throughout the storm recovery.

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  17. Subway Hurricane Recovery Map November 12 2012

    November 12 2012 Subway Hurricane Sandy Recovery Map. There were approximately 16 maps in total that that were released by the MTA throughout the storm recovery.

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  18. Subway Hurricane Recovery Map November 11 2012

    November 11 2012 Subway Hurricane Sandy Recovery Map. There were approximately 16 maps in total that that were released by the MTA throughout the storm recovery.

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  19. Subway Hurricane Recovery Map November 10 2012

    November 10 2012 Subway Hurricane Sandy Recovery Map. There were approximately 16 maps in total that that were released by the MTA throughout the storm recovery.

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  20. Subway Hurricane Recovery Map November 9 2012

    November 9 2012 Subway Hurricane Sandy Recovery Map. There were approximately 16 maps in total that that were released by the MTA throughout the storm recovery.

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  21. Subway Hurricane Recovery Map November 8 2012

    November 8 2012 Subway Hurricane Sandy Recovery Map. There were approximately 16 maps in total that that were released by the MTA throughout the storm recovery.

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  22. Subway Hurricane Recovery Map November 7 2012

    November 7 2012 Subway Hurricane Sandy Recovery Map. There were approximately 16 maps in total that that were released by the MTA throughout the storm recovery.

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  23. Subway Hurricane Recovery Map November 6 2012

    November 6 2012 Subway Hurricane Sandy Recovery Map. There were approximately 16 maps in total that that were released by the MTA throughout the storm recovery.

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  24. Subway Hurricane Recovery Map November 5 2012

    November 5 2012 Subway Hurricane Sandy Recovery Map. There were approximately 16 maps in total that that were released by the MTA throughout the storm recovery.

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  25. Subway Hurricane Recovery Map November 4 2012

    November 4 2012 Subway Hurricane Sandy Recovery Map. There were approximately 16 maps in total that that were released by the MTA throughout the storm recovery.

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