We were pleasantly surprised this morning to see NJ Transit’s new system map, which features a more open design and new color scheme for easy customer reference, as well as enhancements to more clearly indicate transfer points and service areas by rail line. According to the press release, the newly redesigned map features:
- Color coding to designate individual rail spurs. For example, the Bergen County Line and the Gladstone Line, which were previously color-coded the same as the Main Line and Morris & Essex Lines, respectively, have been given their own separate colors. These same colors will be used on station monitors throughout the system to make it easier for customers to board the correct train at their station.
- Statewide scale that features an outline of New Jersey, allowing customers to more easily orient themselves.
- Transfer points highlighted to provide a clearer indication of where customers can transfer between rail lines, and between rail and light rail services.
- QR code, or “Quick Response” code, that enables smart phone users to scan and be directly linked to the mobile version of njtransit.com.
- Updated information that includes the completion of Hudson-Bergen Light Rail 8th Street Station, accessibility improvements at Somerville, Ridgewood and Plauderville stations, and the addition of the future Pennsauken Transit Center.