Septa Unveils Its New System Map

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Septa Unveils Its New System Map

Post by liftedjeep » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:20 am

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Re: Septa Unveils Its New System Map

Post by STrRedWolf » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:29 pm

It's not bad... but it can be a lot better. I sent this up to Cameron Booth for his take.
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Re: Septa Unveils Its New System Map

Post by ChesterValley » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:08 am

What's in a map anyways?

http://www.phillytrolley.org/streetmap/ ... ap_d2.html

Considering the progression in maps, it's interesting to see the difference over 75 years.

At the very least, this map conveys frequency and location. Often when I mention that SEPTA lines go to these spots I get strange looks. I am a bit surprised frequency is listed for the Bus lines but not Regional Rail.
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Re: Septa Unveils Its New System Map

Post by MACTRAXX » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:03 am

CV and Everyone:

With the unveiling of the new SEPTA map are they now available for sale at SEPTA sales outlets or at the Transit Museum
Store? Are they going to be sold as both folded and flat sheet maps?

The graphics on the new map remind me of the Center City/University City Transit Map that has been issued in the past...

The detail on the older SEPTA Transit Maps going back into the PTC years has always been good and the City map is a good
street map with a lot of detail and information included that rivals any “pay maps” of Philadelphia.

SEPTA has sold their most recent maps at a high price - around $10 (not sure of the exact price) and it no doubt deterred
sales - in the past the price has been nominal. One of the most collectible of these maps was a 1976 Bicentennial edition
which had a cover price of $1. Most “pay maps” cost around $5 and variates - when the price goes above a certain point it
probably pays to just purchase an Atlas (ADC is the most common - I have Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties)
especially if the plan is to use it for reference.

Something SEPTA should get credit for is when they have older maps after a change in stock at the Transit Museum Store
they sell them for just $2 each. Minimum is that they are good collectibles...MACTRAXX
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