This Redesigned Map Of U.S. Train Routes Might Make You Actually Want To Take Amtrak | Co.Exist


If it’s hard to picture the U.S. with a high-speed rail network like China’s—with trains going 186 miles an hour, and rail trips more than 70% faster than they are today—a subway-like map makes it feel more realistic.

“The transit map metaphor, with its straight lines and evenly spaced stations seems to make this easier to imagine,” says designer Cameron Booth, who created the map.

With the redesigned map, it’s possible to imagine the train as a viable option for travel in the rest of the country—even if the stops it shows now are just along existing Amtrak routes.

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