Check Out The New BART Map
BART staff has finalized the next version of the BART system map that will be released once service to Milpitas and Berryessa/North San Jose begins. A date has not yet been announced and the project continues to prepare for revenue service.
The extension required rescaling to create the space needed to add South Bay details in preparation for the two new stations.
Multiple improvements were made to the design to make it easier to read and to better highlight regional transit connectivity points.
The map also shows the planned Phase II extension into Downtown San Jose and Santa Clara and the planned Irvington future station.
Map improvements include:
- New regional rail icon to show connections to other rail systems, listed before parking icon
- New transfer open bubble symbol to emphasize ease of changing trains to a different line at the same station
- BART to OAK transfer is now consistent with other transfers in the system
- The Yellow line is smoothed out making it less crowded and easier to read
- Improved spacing between Oakland stations making it less crowded
- Improved Muni Metro and added details to better show Mission Bay
- Added South Bay details and emphasized VTA and other connections
- Added the Altamont Corridor Express
- Changed and varied rail line widths based on the level of service
- Added Irvington Station as a planned future station
- Interlined the yellow line with the purple line to eliminate some annotations currently causing confusion
- Smoothed out the water lines for less distraction
- Removed arbitrary town names without a rail station to declutter the map
Let’s talk maps. ?️
BART staff finalized its new system map in preparation for the future Milpitas and Berryessa station opening and will present it to the Board of Directors next week.
Left: current map
Right: finalized new map once Milpitas & Berryessa opens pic.twitter.com/PsozXKpbMN
— SFBART (@SFBART) May 8, 2020