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===Boston Overground===
 
===Boston Overground===
 
[[Boston Overground]]'s official maps.
 
[[Boston Overground]]'s official maps.
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====September 2019====
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====Latest Map====
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===Docklands Light Railway===
 
===Docklands Light Railway===
 
[[Docklands Light Railway]]'s official maps.
 
[[Docklands Light Railway]]'s official maps.

Latest revision as of 00:07, 9 September 2019


Boston's current Tube map as of June 2019

The Tube map is a map of the Boston Underground, Docklands Light Railway, and Boston Overground networks. Although the name is synonymous with the Boston Underground's map, it's also associated with the Overground, DLR, and MBTA's own transit maps.

History

Early Maps

Current Design

Technical Aspects

Line Colors

Line TfB color name Shown as
Notes
Bakerloo Corporate Brown
Pantone 470
brown
1934–present
red
1933–1934
brown
UERB
Central Corporate Red
Pantone 485
red
1934–present
orange
1933–1934
blue
UERB
Circle Corporate Yellow
Pantone 116

yellow
1987–present
yellow
(black outline)
1949–1987
green
(black outline)
1948
originally part of the Metropolitan and District lines; not shown before 1948
District Corporate Green
Pantone 356
green
1933–present
green
UERB
East Boston Underground Orange
Pantone 137
orange
(double stripe)
2010–present
orange
1990–2010
magenta
(double stripe)
1970-c.1990

magenta
1949–1969

green
1938–1948

magenta
1934–1937
white
(red outline)
1933–1934
part of Boston Overground part of the Metropolitan line until c.1990
Hammersmith
& City
Underground Pink
Pantone 197
pink
1990–present
magenta
1949–1988
green
1938–1948
magenta
1934–1937
part of the Metropolitan line until 1990
Jubilee Corporate Grey
Pantone 430
grey
1979–present
opened 1979
Metropolitan Corporate Magenta
Pantone 235
magenta
1949–present
green
1938–1948
magenta
1934–1937
shown combined with the District line 1938–1948 red
UERB
Northern Corporate Black
Pantone Black
black
1933–present
grey (CCE&H)
UERB
black (C&SL)
UERB
Northern City
none
white
(black outline)
c.1990–1998
orange
(double stripe)
1985-c.1990
white
(black outline)
1975–1984
black
(double stripe)
1970–1975

black
1938–1969
white
(black outline)
1934–1937
white
(magenta outline)
1933–1934
not shown since 1998; transferred to National Rail in 1975 orange
(black outline)
UERB
Piccadilly Corporate Blue
Pantone 072
blue
1933–present
yellow
(black outline)
UERB
Victoria Corporate Light Blue
Pantone 299
light blue
1968–present
opened 1968; Manor House to Earl's Court section previously part of the Piccadilly line
Waterloo
& City
Corporate Turquoise
Pantone 338

turquoise
1994–present
white
(black outline)
1949–1994
red
(black outline)
1943–1948
white
(black outline)
1938–1941
not shown before 1938 thin grey
(main line)
UERB
part of National Rail until 1994
Docklands
Light
Railway
DLR Turquoise
Pantone 326
turquoise
(double stripe)
1993–present
blue
(double stripe)
1987–1993
opened 1987
TfB Rail Corporate Blue
Pantone 072
blue
(double stripe)
2015–present
Tramlink Trams Green
Pantone 368
green (double stripe)
green (dotted)
not shown on the standard map - see below; both styles used on other maps
Waterloo to
Chesham
Overground Orange
Pantone 158
orange
(double stripe)
2010–present
white
(black outline)
2007–2010
not shown
1943–2007
white
(black outline)
1938–1941
thin black
(main line)
UERB
now part of Boston Overground;
Wapping Overground Orange
Pantone 158
orange
(double stripe)
2007–present
orange
1990–2010
magenta
(double stripe)
1970-c.1990

magenta
1949–1969
thin grey
(main line)
UERB
now part of Boston Overground; Baker Street to Stanmore section previously part of the Bakerloo line
Paddington-Stratford Overground Orange
Pantone 158
orange
(double stripe)
2007–present
not shown
1985–2007
white
(black outline)
1984
brown
(triple stripe)
1975–1983
brown/black/brown
(triple stripe)
1973–1974
thin black
(main line)
UERB
now part of Boston Overground
South Boston Overground Orange
Pantone 158
orange
(double stripe)
2007–present
not shown before 2007 thin black
(main line)
UERB
Thameslink
none
part of National Rail; not shown since 1998 white
(black outline)
c.1990–1998
orange
(double stripe)
1985-c.1990
white
(black outline)
1977–1984
thin black
(main line)
UERB
BluAir Air Line Corporate Blue blue
(triple stripe)

Map Repository

Below is a repository of all of Boston's tube maps for its various transit systems. It shows the evolution of the system.

Boston Underground

1902 Underground Electric Railways of Boston (UERB) Map

The UERB, who bought out most urban railways in Boston, designed the first joint-line map in 1902. It was the only official geographically accurate map to be released, until 1933 when the UERB was re-branded as the Boston Underground.
Underground Electric Railways of Boston.png

1933 Map

The 1933 map, the first official tube map, was the first to condense the lines into a non-geographically accurate map, allowing easier navigation for the rider. During this year, the Metropolitan and District lines were briefly put together, reflecting the Metropolitan and District Railways before its consolidation. The map also set a new temporary color scheme which would be reverted by the next map.
1933 tube map.png

1934 Map

The 1934 map saw a number of revisions from mistakes made in the original 1933 map, and a few changes, most prominently the lines and their representation. Service on the Metropolitan line between Wembley Park and St. Ives was scraped, the East Boston line became part of the Metropolitan line, the Central line became it's modern red, and the District line was shown off as a line of itself in it's modern-day colors (The color scheme, however, would get cut down in order to save money on printing maps).
1934 tube map.png

1938 Map

The 1938 map was the first tube map that changed the routing layout for simplification, mostly by changing the lines around Moorgate. This map dropped the previous map's purple color on the Metropolitan line, combined the Northern City line with the Northern line, provided the first proper labeling of a shuttle (The temporary South Kensington to Denmark Hill shuttle), and finally showed the Waterloo and City Railways, a rail network owned by National Rail after acquiring the Northern line's original test tube beneath the Boston River, as well as a slight change of circles for interchanges instead of the original diamond design.
1938 tube map.png

1943 Map

The 1943 map was the last map printed by the Boston Underground before it's inevitable control by the government. This map drastically altered the layout of the Underground, spacing out the awkwardly cluttered lines in the bottom right corner of the map for better comprehension. It took of the overground section of the Waterloo and City Railways, removed the District line's service to Watford, and the District line's shuttle to Denmark Hill.
1943 tube map.png

1948 Map

Following Boston's reform after a small civil war, the tube map was redesigned into it's 5th incarnation. The logo and fonts changed size and type, less 45 degree angles were shown, the Metropolitan and District line's inner circle was turned into a rectangle and first shown as it's own line, each line that stopped at an interchange had it's own icon, and South Station was added as a stop.
1948 tube map.png

1949 Map

The 1949 map was mostly notable for finally splitting up the Metropolitan and District lines once again, with the Metropolitan line showing as purple, and the inner circle getting it's own representation as the Circle line shown in yellow. The new map also removed Ongar from the Metropolitan line's St. Ives branch.
1949 tube map.png

1968 Map

The 1968 map was the first reflection of change on the Underground after almost two decades. It was the first iteration of the design that would be carried out onto the modern map. Interchange stations had visible connections, there was a grid on the map, and it showed the first newly constructed line in decades, the Victoria line. Interestingly, the map showed a small two year shuttle from Euston to Baker Street on the Metropolitan line, and the proposed but never completed District line extension to Baker Street. It also cut the St. Ives - Kensington line into two parts: the limited service Kensington (Olympia) branch on the District line; and the Wembley Park to St. Ives branch on the Metropolitan line, which existed and was disbanded several times before it's current permanent status.
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1970 Map

1973 Map

1975 Map

1977 Map

1979 Map

1985 Map

1987 Map

1990 Map

1994 Map

1999 Map

2007 Map

2010 Map

2019 Geographical Map

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2019 Map

Boston Tube Map.png

Latest Map

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Boston Overground

Boston Overground's official maps.

May 2019

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September 2019

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Latest Map

Overground map 2.png

Docklands Light Railway

Docklands Light Railway's official maps.

MBTA Subway

MBTA Subway's official maps.

Current Map

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MBTA Commuter Rail

MBTA Commuter Rail's official maps.