It may have a reputation for being unreliable, but public transport is often the easiest and cheapest way to get around a town or city. But when you’re in an unfamiliar place, navigating buses, trams and tubes can seem a little daunting.To make this easier, Google has updated its Maps service to include an extra 17,000 public transport routes around
The changes will be rolled out gradually across Android, iOS and desktop over the coming weeks. This latest update makes Google Maps similar to other transport apps, including Citymapper. By comparison, Citymapper includes routes and maps for journeys in London, Paris and Berlin and New York.
Announcing the changes, David Tattersall, product manager for Public Transport in Google Maps said: ‘Starting today, Google Maps for iPhone, Android and desktop shows public transport across Great Britain, creating a comprehensive one-stop-shop for public transport. ‘You can now check the best time and route for millions of departures for trains, tubes, trams, buses and ferries every day. SEE MORE AFTER CUT>>>>>>>
‘You’ll now know when the next trip is departing, how many stops and how far your walk is between each station.’ To make the update possible, Google added schedules from National Express, and partnered with Traveline to collate information from 1,500 local and national operators including Centro and Merseyside.