Metro Unveils Final Silver Line Map
Metro is pleased to release the update to the Metrorail system map that shows phase one of the Silver Line in service and phase 2 under construction.
Metro’s original system map designer, Lance Wyman, began working with Metro again a few years ago when we needed to update the system map to accommodate the “Rush-Plus” service plan. Since then, the team has been working to incorporate the Silver Line onto the system map. After several months and extensive customer feedback, Metro is pleased to release the updated map, above.
In addition to the inclusion of the Silver Line, the map includes many improvements based on customer feedback, including:
- Made street abbreviations consistent
- Improved the geographic accuracy of the stations where possible
- New icon for stations that are serviced by three rail lines: the traditional station dot with white extenders
- Made the rail lines 24% thinner to ensure room for the Silver Line
- Added the Anacostia National Park
- Added the Metro Transit Police phone number
- Added a note that the map is not to scale
- Lightened the Beltway and jurisdiction borders to improve readability
Cross streets will remain on the large version of the maps in stations and on trains, where it is most useful for customers as they are traveling on Metro. However, in the interest of readability and streamlining, we will keep cross streets off smaller versions of the map often found online and in printed materials.