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  • MBTA Subway "Spider" Maps Over Time

    December 1st, 2009
    mbta, transport  [html]
    Extracted from the wayback machine: the series of diagrams the T has used to represent itself online.
    Start Image
    1997-06-03
    1999-10-12
    2001-06-07
    2002-09-18
    2004-11-16
    2004-12-17
    2005-10-28
    2009-12-01
    The dates are the first date it shows up on archive.org, but likely not the first date it was actually put up. It is likely that the image I have there for 1997-06-03 was actually put up in 1995, as that's the first copyright date the mbta has on their page and they made no changes between 1997-06-03 and late 1999.

    In late december 2006, the T redesigned their website in a way that made the wayback machine stop archiving the subway map. They put in a fancy dynamic subway map with the old one still there under "noscript" tags, but apparently the archiving bot didn't follow the old link. Sadness.

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