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Never be late again! (Maybe.) Google Maps gets real-time tube updates

Posted at 8:52 am, April 19, 2012 in Maps, Olympics & Paralympics, Technology, Transport
Google Maps

Honestly, those folks at Google – they’re just all give give give give give. Ten months after adding London Transport directions to their life-saving Maps tool, they’ve just gone and bolted on a nifty new functionality that feeds in live departure information for every single stop on the London Underground network. All you have to do is click on your station of choice and it’ll ping up a little bubble displaying times and destinations for the next few trains, in both directions, for all lines. It’ll also display up-to-the-minute disruption alerts when there are signal failures, leaves on the line etc. Naturally, it’s yet another helping hand designed to make life easier for the estimated 10 squillion visitors heading to the capital for the summer’s Olympic Games, but in the meantime it’ll also make sure you’re not left kicking your heels for ten minutes waiting for a train to Cockfosters. David Clack

Head over to Google Maps to have a play now. 

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