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MTA 'Weekender' Interactive Map To Show Delays, Cancellations (PHOTO)

First Posted: 09/16/11 11:10 AM ET   Updated: 11/16/11 05:12 AM ET

The MTA is set to unveil a stylish new way to let you know that your train's delayed.

The New York Times reports that starting this Friday, "The Weekender", an online-only, interactive map that will be available on the MTA's homepage every Friday afternoon until early Monday morning, will show the city's subway system for the tangled mess it often is on the weekends.

The retro design of the map is modeled after the much beloved 1970s-era Massimo Vignelli guide, so missed by some New Yorkers that a copy is on display in the Museum of Modern Art.

From The Times:

The interactive map is searchable by line, borough and station, and it flags trouble spots with blinking lights. Click, and the site will reveal a rundown of what woe awaits, whether a closed platform or an unexpected station stop.

Saturday and Sunday straphangers in New York know too well that the MTA takes advantage of the weekends to make repairs on the tracks. Service is often delayed, trains get rerouted, and other trains run different paths altogether. The L train, for example, is completely canceled along a good chunk of its route for two weekends this month.

The MTA hopes their new map will help passengers navigate the chaos.

Set to go live today, here's what it will look like:

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Filed by Christopher Mathias  |