Amtrak As Subway Map Amtrak As Subway Map

Amtrak As Subway Map

by Ben Jervey

December 10, 2010
If you love either trains or maps, you'll dig the designer Cameron Booth's "Amtrak Subway Map," which shows the entirety of Amtrak's rail service in the style of a subway map. And if you're like me and you love both trains and maps, then you're probably going to want to stop whatever you're doing and order a nice, limited edition print of one of these straight from the designer himself.

Of the design, Booth explains:

Surprisingly, I haven't seen another take on this anywhere else on the internet, but I guess it is a fairly monumental undertaking (Good thing I'm the patient type!). Every last station is shown, the result of a lot of research on both Amtrak's official site and Wikipedia. This version has all station names and route information listed.

Amazingly, as Booth wrote to Jonathan Crowe at The Map Room, Amtrak's current service map doesn't even include all station names and route information.

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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