Google Maps Adds Public Transit Directions For Great Britain, Vancouver, Chicago & More

Google-Maps-iconGoogle announced they have expanded their transit directions to include coverage throughout Great Britain and also add bus lines to the Google Maps transit coverage in Vancouver and Chicago.

Google Maps in the UK now supports over 17,000 routes with 2 million departure locations. This is also available on iOS and Android devices as well as your desktop web browser.

Here is a picture of the transit directions in Google Maps UK:


Google also added a “schedule explorer” that lets you find the exact train, tram or bus that works for you by clicking “List all times and options” when searching for directions. Here is a picture:


This continues Google’s efforts to add transit data to Google Maps bringing them to six continents, 64 countries and more than 15,000 towns and cities worldwide.

Here are some statistics about Google Maps Transit data:

  • Google Maps has transit data for 15,000 cities and towns across 64 countries and 6 continents.
  • Buses, trains and ferries included on Google Maps travel 200 million kilometers every day—that’s the equivalent of driving every single road in the world three times!
  • Over 2.3 million transit stations can be found on Google Maps
  • In the 10 seconds it takes to read a social post, over 30,000 vehicles found on Google maps have left their stations.

Related Topics: Channel: Local | Google: Maps & Local | Google: Transit | Top News


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