Google Maps adds service alerts for the London Underground

The London Underground is chaotic and delay-prone at the best of times, and with thousands descending on London this summer for the Olympics, it's going to be busier than ever. Fortunately Google's stepped in to ease your Tube-related woes, by adding service alerts for the Underground to Google Maps.

It's all part of Google Maps' live transit updates feature, which launched last June in a handful of cities, mostly in the U.S. From today, London Underground passengers will be able to get similar notifications showing any problems or delays that may affect their journey -- these can be found by selecting an individual station, or planning a journey on the Underground through Google Maps, as you'll see above. Live transit updates are available on the desktop and mobile version of Google Maps, as well as the Android app.

Londoners, be sure to hit the comments and let us know if this helps with the soul-crushing inevitability of Tube delays.

Source: Google Lat Long Blog

Alex Dobie
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Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • Cockfosters - oh goodness, I am immature. :P
  • It's even more fun when the nice lady tells you where your train is going every time it stops at a station :).
  • I cycle to and from work. Let me know when Google Maps can tell me when that black cab will pull out in front of me.
  • That update will be released the same time you stop at stop signs and stop lights ;)
  • Ha ha! I was waiting for that. You will be pleased to know that I am one of the few cyclists that does obey the road rules. I even chased and told off a fellow cyclist for jumping a red light the other day. Anyway ...