Do the MAX Rail Yellow And Green lines Terminate at PSU or loop around? On the official map, they terminate and on your combined rail map they loop around.
Operationally, Green and Yellow Line trains terminate southbound at the SW Jackson station. All passengers have to disembark there, but the trains do then enter a loop between SW Jackson and the SW College station for a short layover before changing their destination blinds and heading north along 6th Avenue.
So it’s really an individual design decision whether to show that loop or not: it doesn’t exist from a passenger’s perspective, but is required to move trains between the two stations. I personally prefer to show the loop (but also indicate the terminus by use of the correct station marker) because I think it makes more logical sense – how else do the trains get from one station to the other? Teleportation? Interestingly, TriMet used to show the loop for the old western end of the Yellow Line between the Library/9th and Galleria/10th stations before it was rerouted down the 5th/6th Avenue transit mall.
When it comes down to it, I just don’t feel I have much to add to the conversation – it’s one of the most well-known and written about transit maps in the world and I think pretty much everything has been said already. Basically, all I can say is “it’s not as good as it used to be” and give it three stars or something, which hardly seems useful. I think I’d rather focus on its evolution and place in transit map history.
I’ve had a few queries about this lately, so hopefully this clears things up. While I gladly ship posters to pretty much anywhere in the world, there’s no doubt that it’s very expensive for me to do so, which probably deters a lot of overseas people from purchasing from me.
If you live in Europe, there may be a more cost-effective solution for you. Just as I make some prints available in the US through Society6, I also have some available on the German print-on-demand site, Artflakes. Because they’re based in Europe, shipping costs are substantially lower than I can offer (although their cost per print is higher). At the moment, I have prints for sale on Artflakes for my:
I’ve also updated the relevant product pages in my shop to make this clearer for people in Europe as they browse. If there’s enough interest from Europe in these prints, I’ll look at adding other maps as well in the future.
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