Thinking about updating that fantasy New York subway map from last November.
Here’s what I wanna do:
Incorporate that plan for a NJ Rapid Transit network, as depicted here and here.[done] Extend the map westward to show extensions of the 7 and L to New Jersey.[done] Show through-running for commuter rail, using this as a foundation.[done] Turn the A branch between the E 180 St A station and the 179 St F station into a shuttle.[done] Get rid of the Sixth Avenue El (mostly redundant thanks to 1/2/3 from Lower Manhattan to UWS, and at no point did it coexist with the Sixth Avenue Subway anyway). The 13 can be a new line that takes over the Second System 7 branch to Whitestone and shares track with the 7 till Hell’s Kitchen, at which point it branches off to Hudson Yards and possibly points south via the High Line. The 16 would be rebranded as the 14.[done] Extend the U and X lines from Brooklyn Army Terminal to Staten Island.[done] Include Staten Island Railway; extend terminal from St George to Manhattan.[done] Idle thoughts for a small weekend project. [Which “small weekend project” turned out to be substantially less small and less weekend than I thought it would be. I’m three maps in to what will either be a five- or six-map ~*~*adventure.*~*~]