California Rail Map

Transport map design
September 2014

This is a diagrammatic map of all intercity rail transit in California, plus the network of ancillary “Thruway Connection” bus routes.

The main goal for this map was to display all three main Amtrak routes distinctly (the San Joaquin, Pacific Surfliner and Capitol Corridor) while clarifying the tangled web of affiliated bus lines providing service to destinations further afield. To clarify the complex network of bus routes, each route is shown as a separate line associated with its unique route number. Emphasis was also placed on creating a diagram that was visually identifiable as “California” without excessive topographical distortion.

Typeface: Univers

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