Inspired by The Potential Columbus Light Rail Map, which is this site’s second most viewed post ever, I decided to try my hand at creating a commuter rail map. Click on the image below to open the file, open the .PDF version, or try the Google Map.
There are fewer stops on this map than on the Light Rail Map, but that’s to be expected, since it’s commuter rail. I like to think this commuter rail plan is more financially feasible than the light rail plan. According to our readers, the Canal Winchester (Green), Grove City-Worthington-Delaware-Marion (Red), and Marysville (Blue) lines would be the easiest to start due to limited freight activity. I took the liberty of extending the Green Line to Athens, extending the proposed High St streetcar to North Broadway in Clintonville and south to approximately Hosack, adding a Main St streetcar to Bexley, and a streetcar or light rail link to the Airport.
Obviously, this is just a fun little map, and no routes, modes, or station locations are set in stone. Oh yeah, it’s clearly not to scale either, especially outside the outerbelt.