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Welcome

Welcome to the Metro Route Atlas! Here, we aspire to provide maps as well as line and route information for various transit systems around the globe, with a focus on Rapid Transit/Metro, Light Rail, and S-trains. Please use the navigation bar at the top of every page for navigation around the website.

Our Goal

Inspired by Urbanrail.net and INAT, we aim to provide maps that showcase a city's rapid transit network. The long term goal is for every city page to have a system-wide map, strip maps and brief descriptions of each route, and additional resources for locals, travelers and people interested in mass transit systems and their maps. While creating maps for many different cities, we will therefore also attempt to provide as many resources as possible for those cities - including official and unofficial maps.


Our focus is on maps and route information for high-frequency lines and services, not history, line length, or their technical specifications. We will have some of this information, but as it is not the focus we will attempt to provide links to relevant Wikipedia articles as well as external sources such as Urbanrail.net.

Sources

Information will be sourced from Urbanrail.net, Wikipedia, transit operators, and publications such as Metro Report International, Urban Transport Magazine, and the International Railway Journal as well as books. We cannot guarantee that any information is up to date. If something is out of date or inaccurate, a contact e-mail is provided in the footer of every page. Maps will be annotated with their last update date. This date may or may not be the date of the last change to the network.


This website uses replicas of official signage utilized in systems as well as styles for maps. If official signage is used directly, it will be noted in the Sources portion of each page. In general, official signage will not be directly used.


Icons used for lines may therefore be a mix of official signage, replicas of official signage, and other generic icons that may or may not reflect official signage. In cases where proper line icons are not available or are too complex, generic colored circles will be used for rapid transit while boxes with text will be used for Commuter Rail. Here at the Metro Route Atlas we reserve the right to invent a new icon for lines that require an icon but lack a single identifying color/simple icon (e.g. Newark Light Rail).


In regards to fonts, Source Sans Pro is utilized as the default font for text. However, in maps, other fonts may be used, especially with multi-lingual maps. These will typically not be the official fonts used by the transit agency, but in rare cases they will be (primarily with service icons). In these cases, attempts will be made on our end to allow the maps to be viewed with the specified font if possible.

About the Webmaster

This website and the vast majority of its content is written, run and maintained by Andrew Fan. Unless stated otherwise, he is solely responsible for all content on this website.

The Archives

Prior to and during the creation of the Metro Route Atlas, I have created a number of other transit maps. Some of these can be viewed at the Archives.