Cool exercise! I do feel that representing each line visually makes it hard to take basic info in at a glance and isn’t worth the trade-off of tracking local vs express. My sense is that tourists are just happy to get to their destination even if it takes a few extra stops in between. Would be interested to see how some quick user testing between the 3 maps would go — ! I also find the representation of Central Park to be a little overbearing compared to the rest of the map — it doesn’t seem to merit being the dominant thing drawing your attention.