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Exploring new ways to help you get around with reimagined maps

We're looking at how our printed transit maps can work with our digital maps and real-time service information to provide a more complete picture of how service runs at any given moment.

We're testing out four new maps, which show different ways of sharing information about buses, subways, and the neighborhoods they serve. Our new focus no longer relies on a one-map solution, but instead uses a collection of printed maps and diagrams that work together, each one providing details about different types of transit information.

Let us know what you think

We need you to tell us which ones you find useful, and why.  

Visit one of the pilot stations (see below) or take a look at the maps below, then take our survey.

Where to find the pilot locations

You can see the new map pilot at the following stations:

  • 86 St 
  • 138 St-Grand Concourse
  • 149 St-Grand Concourse 
  • Franklin Avenue Shuttlein
  • Nostrand Av 
  • Newkirk Av-Little Haiti 
  • Bowling Green 
  • Fulton Center
  • 34 St-Hudson Yards 
  • 42 St Shuttle
  • Times Sq-42 St
  • 68 St-Hunter College 
  • 72 St 
  • 116 St 
  • Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
A man in a blue shirt looks at a subway diagram that has been installed on the wall of a subway station.
Four transit maps are installed on the wall of a subway station. Two men are walking by, one in a white shirt and the other in a red checked shirt.

Maps and diagrams we’re testing

The Subway Diagram lays out the entire city-wide subway network, with each subway represented by its own line. So for example, along 8th Ave in Manhattan, there are three blue lines, one each to represent the , , and .

The subway diagram can help visualize how each subway line works more easily, but it is not meant to be geographically accurate.

The Bus Connection map shows all nearby bus connections and the routes they take to other areas.

The Close-By Neighborhood map provides you with detailed information about immediate connections and points of interest within a short walk of the station.

Finally, the City-Wide Geographic map displays a geographically accurate subway system, and shows the entire Select Bus (SBS) network. This map is more representative of the physical space and is to-scale, so that distances between locations are accurately shown.