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Google has updated its Google Maps app in Great Britain adding in directions for travel using public transportation. The app update is available now for iOS and Android, as well as on the web on the desktop, will cover almost 17,000 routes of bus, train, tram, and ferry navigation.

The update will work on travel across England, Wales, and Scotland, with Northern Ireland still in the works. The update includes travel information from Traveline and National Express.

Users can now plan their routes to determine what the fastest or shortest routes will be, how many stops or interchanges they want to make, and what time the next departures leave.

"You'll now know when the next trip is departing, how many stops and how far your walk is between each station," product manager David Tattersall told Pocket-lint in an interview. "You can also pick your preferred method of travel and whether you'd rather walk less or make fewer transfers, so you can compare and choose the best option for you."

Via: Pocket-lint

 

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Google Maps updated in the UK with new public transit data

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Public Transportation data for America has been available in Google Maps for over a year.

Perhaps you don't have public transportation where you live.

;-)

Bit of a joke. The US always gets stuff sometimes before the UK (as you know) so I was just playing around with the brits...

Seem to always sometimes fall back on the jokester excuse, eh

NoNsense, no one cares
Zero credibility

See Dumbo, I try to talk to you in a civilized manner and you once again prove yourself incapable of a conversation above idiot level.

Sure british women are hot, love the accent.

I know that it is hard to fathom that they can be from your perspective (not that there is anything wrong with it, feel free to be you) but it is true.

Noticed local bus times appeared on Google now earlier as well, the only local services that didn't show were the ones I regularly use lol.

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Interesting.. It actually gives bus routes on navigation now (I presume there's a way to extract a timetable but not found it yet).
There's a new card on Google now as well - 'places' - although it's not clear what it's for - it's a wierd list.. Couple of chip shops, a pub and Greggs. Maybe it's suggesting I get drunk and eat poorly, for a change?

There are also 2 new settings in the 'everything else' section.. As well as the usual 3 (weather at work, weather at home, travel type), you can now specify how you commute separately to normal travel and whether you're interested in travel times at all.

Still only about 1% of the functionality of the US version, but a major update nontheless.

I don't quite understand what's new - it's been giving me public transport directions for months in Edinburgh and London??!

Ah OK - I guess it's because those capital cities were already covered I couldn't work out what had changed :)

That's quite a serious update, I wonder if it includes the inevitable 'bus replacement service' information when looking/commuting a train journey.

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Great to hear that. Is not an update, is just an addition of more travel companies.

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