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New coloured map makes using our train network simpler

29 Dec 2016

A new colour-coded train network map has been introduced to make it easier for passengers to find stations and plan their journey on all Metro and V/Line services.

For the first time the train map integrates the regional and metropolitan train networks in a single map so passengers travelling to and from regional Victoria can easily identify where they need to interchange for onward travel.

The new map draws on best practice from around the world, with colours carefully chosen to also be distinguishable by people with the two most common types of colour vision impairment. The same colours for each line will also be used in PTV’s network status boards and on the Live travel updates page on the PTV website.

A grid has been added to the new map linked to an alphabetical index at the side as another improvement to help users locate unfamiliar stations.

The new map is now being progressively rolled out on all metropolitan trains and stations.

Passengers can download a copy of the new map at Maps.