I Ride the Subway at Night: M.T.A. Releases New After-Hours Maps

Night train! (kreurgarten/<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/im_kraeutergarten/2784087304/">Flickr</a>)

The MTA has been pushing a slew of changes lately: cell phone service has become available in Midtown and Chelsea stations$15,000 in prizes for an app competition and even those fancy underground time tables for the 456 and 123 lines. Though there has been some data restrictions, the MTA published its first ever late night subway map today:

We’ve released the first-ever map showing the scheduled overnight service of the subway system, when three subway lines don’t run, three lines become shuttle trains, six express trains run as locals, and a night-only shuttle appears. The map has a gray background color to prevent confusion with the normal subway map.

The New York City Subway is the only large subway or metro system in the world to maintain service to all its stations around the clock. The overnight service shown in the night map runs generally from midnight to 6 a.m., although certain lines’ overnight service patterns depicted in the map may begin or end slightly earlier or later than these times.

In addition to having 25,000 pocket-size copies at Transit Museum Annex in Grand Central and Museum at Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn, the map is available online in PDF. I Ride the Subway at Night: M.T.A. Releases New After-Hours Maps