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Metro Map

Mass rapid transit is also known to be called as a heavy rail, a metro, a subway, a tube, or an underground. It is a type of a high-capacity public transport usually found in most of the urban areas all over the world. Unlike trams or buses, such rapid transit systems are electric railways. They operate on an exclusive right-of-way. They cannot be accessed by pedestrians or other vehicles, often being grade separated either on elevated railways or in tunnels.

Modern services on rapid transit systems may be provided on the designated lines between stations. They usually use the electric multiple rail tracks. Sometimes some of such systems use guided rubber tires, monorail or magnetic levitation. The stations usually have high platforms, having no steps inside the trains. They require the custom-made trains for minimizing the gaps between a platform and a train.

Being integrated with other public transport, they are operated by the same public transport authorities. Nevertheless, some of the rapid transit systems have the so-called “at-grade intersections” between a rapid transit line and a road. Sometimes they have such intersections between two rapid transit lines, being unchallenged in its ability to transport too many people quickly over some short distances.

Metro is known to be the most common term for underground rapid transit systems. It is usually used by the non-native English speakers. It is always possible to create the needed metro map by using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and drawing software either from a scratch or by editing the already created drawings by using the Metro Map solution.

The Metro Map solution enables to create the needed metro maps, bus and other transport maps and transport schemes, as well as the tube-style infographics and route maps, allowing one to control the direction in which any ConceptDraw PRO user can create new stations, add text icons/labels and change the lengths of the pre-made drawings as the solution contains such design objects as the representations of the Lines, the Landmarks, and the Stations.

The Metro Map solution includes the Replicating Objects as well as the Switching Objects, enabling the transport managers, metro stations builders as well as transport project managers to end up having a professionally looking vector graphic document.


There is 1 stencils library containing 38 vector shapes in the Metro Map solution.

Design Elements — Metro Maps

Metro Maps Design Elements

Examples

There are a few samples that you see on this page which were created in the ConceptDraw PRO application by using the Metro Map solution. Some of the solution's capabilities as well as the professional results which you can achieve are all demonstrated here on this page.

All source documents are vector graphic documents which are always available for modifying, reviewing and/or converting to many different formats, such as MS PowerPoint, PDF file, MS Visio, and many other graphic ones from the ConceptDraw Solution Park or ConceptDraw STORE. The Metro Map solution is available to all ConceptDraw PRO users to get installed and used while working in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and drawing software.

Example 1: Metro Map — London Tube

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Transport Map Library from the Metro Map Solution. An experienced user spent 40 minutes creating this sample.

This sample shows the London Tube opened in 1863. Explore the oldest public metro system in the world with this subway map created with ConceptDraw PRO. Each subway line has its own color and line width on the subway map to maximize visibility.

London Subway Map

Example 2: Metro Map — Los Angeles Metro Rail and Liner

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Transport Map Library from the Metro Map Solution. An experienced user spent 20 minutes creating this sample.

This sample shows a map of the Los Angeles Metro Rail, a rapid-transit rail system consisting of six separate lines serving 80 stations. A legend is a useful way to explain the notation to any viewers of the subway map.

Los Angeles Subway Map

Example 3: Metro Map — E-mail History

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Transport Map Library from the Metro Map Solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

This sample visualizes the history of E-mail in an interesting and specific view that is both understandable and convenient. Use bright colors to make metro maps more attractive.

E-mail History Infographics

Example 4: Metro Map — ARL Route Map

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Transport Map Library from the Metro Map Solution. An experienced user spent 5 minutes creating this sample.

This sample shows an ARL route map. Designing maps in ConceptDraw PRO , you can easily apply different styles to the routes for a different appearance, if necessary. Various vector objects can be used to signify additional information; for example, you can show location of parts of the world relative to your route and metro maps of local transit systems.


Metro Maps of Local Transit Systems

Example 5: Subway Map — Tokyo Tube Map

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Transport Map Library from the Metro Map Solution. An experienced user spent 35 minutes creating this sample.

This sample illustrates the most extensive mass transit system in the world – Tokyo Tube Map. Look at this subway map – it has an extremely complex structure. Use the predesigned vector objects from the ConceptDrawPRO libraries to design similarly complex routes and metro maps, metro path maps, subway train maps, and metro train maps in mere minutes.

Tokyo Subway Map

Example 6: MTA Subway Map — New York City Subway

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Transport Map Library from the Metro Map Solution. An experienced user spent 40 minutes creating this sample.

This sample shows the MTA Subway Map in New York City. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a largest public benefit corporation which is responsible for public transportation in12 counties in southeastern New York and 2 counties in southwestern Connecticut.
MTA Subway Map in New York City

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How to Draw Metro Map

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Metro Map Software for macOS X

What I Need to Get Started

Both ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and drawing software and the Metro Map solution can help creating the illustrations you need. The Metro Map solution can be found in the Maps area of ConceptDraw STORE application that can be downloaded from this site. Make sure that both ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw STORE applications are installed on your computer before you get started.

How to install

After ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw PRO are downloaded and installed, you can install the Metro Map solution from the ConceptDraw STORE.

Metro Map Software - Install

Start Using

To make sure that you are doing it all right, use the pre-designed symbols from the stencil libraries from the solution to make your drawings look smart and professional. Also, the pre-made examples from this solution can be used as drafts so your own drawings can be based on them. Using the samples, you can always change their structures, colors and data.

Metro Map Software - Start Using