The New MTA Subway Map: Interpreted

1 07 2010

By this point, almost every New Yorker is aware of the recent changes made to the NYC subway maps. But what do they really mean to your average train rider?

Senior Retail Specialist Elliott Dweck prominently displayed his collection of a ten-year span of NYC subway maps

Does this mean anything to you?

  • New orange M Line  icon replaces weekday V Line  icon service (with the exception of 2 Av)
  • New M Line  icon travels from Middle Village-Metropolitan Av, Queens through Midtown Manhattan to Forest Hills-71 Av, Queens
  • M Line  icon does not stop at 2 Av; take the F Line   icon
  • M Line  icon no longer operates to/from Lower Manhattan; take the J Line  icon Z Line  icon
  • M Line  icon no longer operates to/from Downtown Brooklyn and Bay Parkway; take the D Line  icon or R Line  icon
  • Weekends: new M Line  icon continues to operate as a shuttle between Middle Village-Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av.

[ Source: MTA New York City Transit ]

Didn’t think so.

We’ve asked Besen Retail’s best and brightest (who currently posses monthly train passes) to give their best shot at help us fully decipher the new subway map.

The NEW NYC subway map, reflecting the service changes which recently took effect

Here’s what counts:

  • As we reported earlier, the V Line  icon train has been completely shut down, and  replaced by the M Line  icon around most of the city,  and the D Line  icon R Line  icon in Brooklyn.
  • The W line  icon has also been canned, and the N line   icon Q  line  icon R line  icon are picking up the slack.
  • The Q  line   icon train conveniently enough now goes all the way into  Q  line   icon ueens, stopping at Ditmars Boulevard in (one of our favorite neighborhoods in queens) Astoria, just a few blocks from our featured listing at 38-01 Ditmars. This will cause a slight delay in Q  line   icon trains going downtown.
  • The G line  icon train’s stops have been cut short (last stop is at Long Island City- Court Sq)  and it no longer operates along Queens Blvd; if you’re heading into queens, take the E line  icon, new M Line  icon or R Line  icon instead.

Does this “service change” include any updates or enhancements for the insane climate conditions within the train cars or subway stations?

Of course not.

Will the price for a single ride ever go down in price?

Of course not.

Will any of these changes actually have a significant impact on our daily commutes?

OF COURSE NOT.

That’s all for now, enjoy your ride, and please,  standclearoftheclosingdoors.

-Jerry

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