Official Map: Go Transit System Map, Southern Ontario, Canada
It must be the season for redesigning transit maps. Hot on the heels of NJ Transit’s disappointing new system map comes a new map for the Go Transit network that serves Toronto and Southern Ontario. And unlike that NJ Transit map, this one takes the opportunity to create something new, contemporary and exciting - and totally runs with it. Especially when it’s compared to their previous map, which was nothing short of terrible. The old map is cramped, old fashioned and ugly, while the new one is light, airy and modern.
Have we been there? No.
What we like: A lovely, starkly linear diagram. Bus information is clear, but subsidiary to the train lines. Fits English and French text on without looking crowded.
What we don’t like: Don’t think that the train icon is really needed next to the line names on the map itself - the colours and the legend give enough indicators that these are the train lines. At first glance, the Highway 407 bus service is a little difficult to differentiate from normal routes.
Our rating: A massive improvement on the previous map, with a distinctive look and feel all its own. Four stars!
(Source: Official Go Transit website)