theFutureMaps

System Maps

The first maps are ones that are made to look like the current T map. These are the first maps I made and the inspiration for this website. There are a few errors in each as I usually made these at 1 in the morning. I don’t plan on fixing them so don’t bother pointing them out. I am going to keep them the way they are to see how I progress in my map making skills.

Final Future MBTA Map
Future MBTA Map 1

Future System Map 1
This is an MBTA future system map showing the extensions of the Green Line to Forest Hills and to Mattapan via Dudley Sq.

Future MBTA Map 2

Future System Map 2
This is an MBTA future system map showing the extensions of the Green Line from the previous map with the extension of the Blue Line to West Medford.

Future MBTA Map 3

Future System Map 3
This is a MBTA future system map showing the extensions of the Green and Blue Lines from the previous maps along with the addition of the Indigo Line to Readville.

Future MBTA Map 4

Future System Map 4
This is a MBTA future system map showing the extensions of the Green Line south from the previous maps, along with the Indigo Line, but also the extension of the Green Line to West Medford and the Blue Line to Charles/MGH.

Future MBTA Map 5

Future System Map 5
This is a MBTA future system map that shows the extensions from the previous maps but adds the Urban Ring from Wellington station to Dudley Sq.

Future MBTA Map 6

Future System Map 6
This is a MBTA future system map with all extensions from the previous maps but expands the Urban Ring to Logan Airport, City Point in South Boston, and to UMass Boston in Dorchester.

Future MBTA Map 7

Future System Map 7
This is a MBTA future system map which shows every extension listed in the Project for Mass Transit report in 2003, when this was made. Along with the extensions from the previous maps this map includes the Orange Line to Reading, Needham, and Route 128, the Green Line to Needham, the Blue Line to Salem, and the Red Line to Route 128 in Lexington.

2050 Future System Map

2050 Future System Map
This last map I made for an article for Boston Magazine, though it was only featured on their website (that is no longer there).

Overlays

These are the second types of maps I made which are overlays of various different expansion plans on a satellite image of metro Boston. I call these the “uber” maps since they show the entire area with all lines. Because these images are so large I only have smaller sized versions here. You can see the full size on my Flickr page.

Future MBTA Uber Map 1

Uber Map 1

  • The Orange Line to Reading, Medford Center, and West Lynn.
  • The Orange Line to Waltham and Newton.
  • The Green Line to Woburn, South Boston, Forest Hills, and Mattapan.
  • The Red Line to Burlington via Lexington, and to Route 128 via Dorchester and Hyde Park.
  • The Blue Line to Salem.
  • The Urban Ring from JFK/UMass to Logan Airport.
Future MBTA Uber Map 2

Uber Map 2

  • The Orange Line to Reading and to Dedham.
  • The Blue Line to Malden via Chelsea and to Salem.
  • The Red Line to Burlington via Lexington.
  • The Silver Line to Newton and Needham and to South Boston.
  • The Green Line to Winchester, Brighton, Forest Hills, and Mattapan.
  • The Indigo Line to Route 128.
  • The Urban Ring to Allston via Harvard.
Future MBTA Uber Map 3

Uber Map 3

  • The Orange Line to Reading, West Lynn and Dedham.
  • The Blue Line to Salem and Chelsea.
  • The Red Line to Watertown, Waltham, and Burlington via Lexington.
  • The Silver Line to Newton, Needham, Jamaica Plain, and South Boston.
  • The Green Line to Brighton and Mattapan.
  • The Indigo Line to Woburn and Route 128.
  • The Urban Ring to Medford, Logan Airport, and Allston via Harvard.
Future MBTA Uber Map 4

Uber Map 4

  • The Orange Line to Reading, East Malden, and Dedham.
  • The Blue Line to Marblehead, Danvers, East Malden, and Winthrop.
  • The Green Line to Porter Sq, South Boston, Brighton, Mattapan, and Ashmont.
  • The Red Line to Waltham.
  • The Silver Line to Newton, Needham, South Boston, and Hyde Park via Jamaica Plain.
  • The Indigo Line to Woburn, Stoneham, Dedham, and Route 128.
  • The Urban Ring to Medford, Allston via Harvard, Logan Airport, and UMass Boston.
Future MBTA Uber Map 5

Uber Map 5

  • The Orange Line to Reading, East Malden, and Dedham.
  • The Blue Line to Marblehead, Danvers, East Malden, and Winthrop.
  • The Green Line to Porter Sq, Brighton, Mattapan, and Ashmont.
  • The Red Line to Waltham.
  • The Silver Line to Newton, Needham, South Boston, and Hyde Park via Jamaica Plain.
  • The Indigo Line to Woburn, Stoneham, Dedham, and Route 128.
  • The Urban Ring to Medford, Allston via Harvard, Logan Airport, and UMass Boston.
  • A new Aqua Line from Waltham to South Boston via Watertown, Cambridge, and Mass Ave.
Future MBTA Uber Map 6

Uber Map 6

  • The Orange Line to Reading, East Malden, and Dedham.
  • The Blue Line to Marblehead, Danvers, East Malden,Winthrop, and Waltham via Watertown.
  • The Green Line to Burlington via Lexington, Brighton, Mattapan, and Ashmont, and to East Malden via Route 1 North.
  • The Red Line to Waltham.
  • The Silver Line to Newton, Needham, South Boston, and Hyde Park via Jamaica Plain.
  • The Indigo Line to Woburn, Stoneham, Dedham, and Route 128.
  • The Urban Ring to Medford, Allston via Harvard, Logan Airport, and UMass Boston.
  • Two new High Speed Light Rail Lines, one from Sullivan Sq to Lynn and a second system serving Randolph, Holbrook, South Weymouth, Weymouth, connecting to North Quincy via East Quincy.