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Transit maps for Naples have been decidedly average and piecemeal in the past (see here and here for past reviews), so it’s lovely to see this new official map presenting a fully integrated view of rapid transit in and around the city.
Designed by Andrea Spinosa of CityRailways — whose Atlas of Italian Rail Transit poster we reviewed back in 2014 — this is definitely a huge step in the right direction, being much better designed and clearer to read than previous efforts. The map also finally makes official a unified line numbering system that was first proposed in 1997, and groups the suburban rail services together by colours — the Circumvesuviano lines are all tones of red, for example. The city’s funicular railways are designated by letters (A, B, C and D) to set them apart from the numbered rail lines. There’s also good differentiation between the different modes of interchange: direct interchanges, “out of station” interchanges and even via city escalator. Best of all, it seems to be future-proofed, with under-construction lines clearly laid out as an integral part of the design.
The final word: Sooooooo much better than anything Naples has had before, and really quite lovely. Four stars!
Source: CityRailways project page (in Italian)
This article first appeared on www.transitmap.net
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