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MTA Revamps Online Subway Map With Interactive Features

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - When you click through to the subway system map on the MTA website, you can now do more than just stare at it. It has been made interactive.

You can now zoom in and out and get what the agency calls "fine-grain details," using either your mouse's scroll wheel or plus and minus buttons at the top.

You can also pan across the city.

LINK: Check Out The New Subway Map

Plus there are links to each subway line on the top of the map. By clicking on any of the subway route symbols shown above the map, you can pull up an individual line map listing the stops on each line and indicating what times of day trains stop at each.

The map window size has been optimized to provide the most viewing area possible for most users. It is 720 pixels wide by 900 pixels high.

"The subway map is one of the most popular tools we provide on our website, and we want to make it as easy and convenient as possible for visitors to the city and New Yorkers alike to get the most out of the map online," said Paul Fleuranges, Senior Director for Corporate and Internal Communications at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The interactive online map uses the latest version of the printed subway map, which indicates the continuing Hurricane Sandy-related service changes on the A line to the Rockaways, including the free H shuttle, and the South Ferry Station on the 1 line. This is the same map that is now being distributed by subway station agents in printed form.

Of course, you can also download a PDF version of the map.

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