Hobbyist mapmaker Andrew Lynch is fascinated by what nearly was.
From Wikipedia. Viewed with Zoom.it.
In a shadowy corner beneath the Port Authority terminal, the last train left long ago.
The New York Transit Museum’s gallery in Grand Central highlights many of the lushly colored Arts and Crafts influenced mosaics designed for the city’s subways in the late teens and 1920s.
An Amtrak rail map in the style of a subway map. Viewed with zoom.it.
An Interstate highway map in the style of a subway map. Viewed with zoom.it.
An Interstate highway map in the style of a metro subway diagram
A lovely little piece of subway history on the uptown platform of the No. 1 line at 59th Street-Columbus Circle — so old it actually antedates the trains — was concealed from generations of riders by a false wall.
Originally saved in Times File on Nov 2, 2007
One of the stormiest battles involving New York’s self-image involved what would seem the most mundane of issues: the look of the city’s subway map.
Originally saved in Times File on Sep 5, 2006
Since its introduction in the early 1990s, the MetroCard has transformed New York’s transit system.