Detail of the downtown core. The square formed by the stations between the three major transfer points is in the exact center of the map and all lines radiate out from this point. At stations, round bumps protrude from one side of the line to help the reader identify the correct station label in busy regions of the map such as this. Additionally, many stations titles have been shortened and tidied for consistency.
(For example, U Street and Archives are shortened to remove the memorials listed in their names, which created unnecessary clutter. Also, many station names were reworked with more emphasis on 'subtitles' for secondary details such as universities and neighborhoods.)