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The future NYC Subway


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I can't believe I'd never found this forum sooner. I've been making fantasy maps for years now and am finally getting around to publishing my NYC one. I'm originally Boston and I had made a fantasy map for that city before I moved (futurembta.com). It took me a while to fully wrap my head around NYs system but I think I have it now. I'm in the process of posting the descriptions of each new route on my blog (http://www.vanshnookenraggen.com/_index/).

 

For now though I give you my map (geographical):

http://www.vanshnookenraggen.com/gmaps/fnyc/

 

and the subway diagram (click for big):

nycsubwaydiagram1.png

 

This was supposed to be more geographically correct but it just sortta gout out of hand. It's not totally done; I still need to add some text up in the key explaining that this is a fantasy map etc.

 

The quick rundown is thus:

 

New Manhattan lines:

-George Washington Bridge to Fort Lee (C) local, (H) express [2 track]

-50th St-Crosstown (L) local, (O) local), 10th Ave (local [2 track]

-125th St-Crosstown (Q) [2 track]

-2nd Ave trunk line (Q) local, (T) local, (P) express, (U) express, (Y) express [4 track]

-Houston-Williamsburg tunnel (V) local [2 track]

-East Broadway-Williamsburg (A) local, (H) local [2 track]

-Brooklyn Bridge line (Z) express [2 track]

-2nd Ave-Centre St connection (U) local [2 track]

-Lexington Ave (8) local

 

New Brooklyn lines:

-Atlantic Ave super-express (Y),(Z) [2 track]

-Fort Hamilton Line (:P express, K) local [4 track]

-Crosstown-Union Turnpike (K) local [2 track]

-Bushwick trunk line (A) express, (H) local, (V) express, (J) local, (Z) express [6/8 track subway replacing Broadway elevated tracks]

-Utica Ave line (O) local, (V) express [4 track]

-TriboroX (X) local [2 track]

 

New Queens lines:

-Union Turnpike trunk line (A) local, (H) express, (K) local [4 track]

-Flushing trunk line (L) express, (O) local, (G) local [4 track]

--College Point line (O) local [2 track]

--Kissena Line (L) local [2 track]

--(7) extension to Bayside [2 track]

-Astoria line extension to LGA (N), local (W) local [2 track]

-Hillside Ave extension (F) local [2 track]

-Queens super-express (E), (Y) [2 track]

-Atlantic Ave super-express (J) local, (Y) express, (Z) express [4 track]

-Rockaway Loop (Y) [4/2 track]

-Queens Village line (J) local) [2 track]

-Laurelton line (Z) local [2 track]

-South Ozone park/Fulton St extension (E) express, (C) local, (P) express [4/3 track]

 

New Bronx lines:

-3rd Ave trunk line (T) local, (P) express, (U) express [4 track]

--3rd Ave line (T) local [3 track]

--Co-op City line (U) local [2 track]

--Throgs Neck line (P) local [3 track]

-Concourse line extension (:o, (D) [2 track]

-West Farms connection (8) new connection between Pelham line and West Farms line at 180th St [2 track]

-TriboroX (X) [2 track]

 

Other lines:

-Staten Island line (:) local [2 track]

-Jersey City line (7) local [2 track]

 

This map represents regular service; I'm not planning on making one for off peak/rush hour, but feel free to speculate. Also please shout out any spelling errors if you see them.

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The diagram version is nice and neat, but you took too much leeway with the shape and orientation of the lines. The geographical version is fantastic! But I cannot save it to my Fantasy Maps folder. :eek:

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The diagram version is nice and neat, but you took too much leeway with the shape and orientation of the lines. The geographical version is fantastic! But I cannot save it to my Fantasy Maps folder. :eek:

 

I know, it is too confusing even to me. I am updating it now with a more accurate diagram. I'll post it when it's ready.

 

The problem with the geographic map is that it's huge; if I were to print it out it would be 14'x12'. Even half size it's as big as a person.

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Is it worth going around that loop if you live at the end of the O line?

 

Maybe, maybe not. It probably isn't any faster to transfer if you aren't going really far downtown. It was more a way to connect two lines rather than have two separate lines that end at the same place.

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As a way of showing the new vs old (or present) I've whipped up this little animation showing the present subway map fading into the new one. This should hopefully show you what's been added.

 

futureanim.gif

 

Edit: The "present" map shows the system with the 2010 service cuts (so it will be accurate in a few months)

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