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Customer-friendly design features QR code for smart phones

November 9, 2011

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT today unveiled a new, customer-friendly rail system map that will begin appearing at NJ TRANSIT rail stations and on board trains this week.  The new map, which was developed by NJ TRANSIT in-house, features a more open design and new color scheme for easy customer reference, as well as enhancements to more clearly indicate transfer points and service areas by rail line.


“The new design is intended to be simple, familiar and inviting, not only for our regular customers, but also for those residents and visitors who have never before traveled on the State’s rail network,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein.  “We hope that customers will find the new map to be a valuable tool in their travels on our system.” 


The new rail system marks a change from the previous map’s strictly geographical format to one that is more typical of transit maps.  The more customer-friendly design features:


  • Color coding to designate individual rail spurs.  For example, the Bergen County Line and the Gladstone Line, which were previously color-coded the same as the Main Line and Morris & Essex Lines, respectively, have been given their own separate colors.  These same colors will be used on station monitors throughout the system to make it easier for customers to board the correct train at their station.
  • Statewide scale that features an outline of New Jersey, allowing customers to more easily orient themselves.
  • Transfer points highlighted to provide a clearer indication of where customers can transfer between rail lines, and between rail and light rail services. 
  • QR code, or “Quick Response” code, that enables smart phone users to scan and be directly linked to the mobile version of 
  • Updated information that includes the completion of Hudson-Bergen Light Rail 8th Street Station, accessibility improvements at Somerville, Ridgewood and Plauderville stations, and the addition of the future Pennsauken Transit Center.


In addition to being posted at rail stations and on board trains, the new rail system map will be available at under “Rider Tools,” starting today.  View map here.



NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 164 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.