New York Subway Station Numbering System

Everything almost fits together.

Everything almost fits together.

The DC Metro station numbering map gave me ideas. Done in strip map style because (a) the MTA’s in-house strip map design looks cool, and (b) I would rather get hit by a car than draw the full NYC subway map again. (I’m like a third to halfway through a Big Multi-Map Project centering on The Great and Terrible City and it’s giving me a headache.)

Includes a fully built-out Second Avenue Subway in case it wasn’t clear this was a work of fantasy.

[Update: fixed the N/Q/R/W strip map so that weird jog at DeKalb Street is gone. Also that last paragraph got way funnier once the MTA’s 2015-9 capital plan was released.]


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