New York Subway Map with New Jersey transit systems, including Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, NY Waterway ferry, and PATH, made by Stewart Mader.
I created the New York & New Jersey Subway Map to give the NYC region a comprehensive map that includes all rapid transit services, regardless of operator, just like the maps in peer cities like Berlin, London, Philadelphia, and Tokyo. It is based on the design of the official New York Subway Map, which influences the transit choices of over 2.4 billion riders, and has a long history of including New Jersey, as well as other transit options that supplement the subway, but the current map doesn’t include all options that serve the city and its immediate environs. Comprehensive transit maps, apps, and websites are essential to the transit user experience, because they frame how we think about getting around, and can influence whether we choose transit options that reduce stress, ease congestion and pollution, and increase safety for everyone.
What’s on the Map?
- Hudson-Bergen Light Rail – New Jersey: solid yellow lines. Operates 5AM-11PM.
- New York City Subway – New York: lines in multiple colors. Operates 24/7.
- New York Waterway Ferries – New York & New Jersey: light blue dotted lines. Operates 6AM-11PM.
- Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) – New York & New Jersey: bright blue lines. Operates 24/7.
- Staten Island Ferry – New York: light blue dotted line. Operates 24/7.
- Staten Island Railway New York (inset): solid, navy blue lines. Operates 24/7.
The map has been featured by CityMetric and its podcast Skylines, Gothamist, hMAG, NJ.com, Patch, Reddit, Transitism, and Transit Maps, and received the endorsement of the mayors of Hoboken and Jersey City.
I interviewed transit riders in New York’s Fulton Center subway station about the New York & New Jersey Subway Map.
In 2014, I made the case for a New York & New Jersey transit map to the MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission.
Historically, geographically, and commercially New York and the industrial district in the northern part of the state of New Jersey constitute a single community. –Interstate Commerce Commission