Get live London Underground updates on Google Maps
Google Maps gears up for the Olympics with live tube info to help you get around.
For a long time Google Maps has shown London Underground tube stations and other static details to help you to get from A to B. But now, just in time for the London Olympics, Google has blessed the capital with a great new addition to the Google Maps service – live London Underground tube times and service status updates.
The new information is available on all computers, Macs and Android smartphones. Just visit Google Maps, click on a displayed tube station and an information window will open providing you with details on all the lines connecting to that station, the current train times and any alerts – such as long delays or engineering works.
Sure to be of particular benefit to anyone unfamiliar with the trials and tribulations of tube travel, Thijs van As, Associate Product Manager at Google Transit, had this to say: “Whether you call London home or you’re one of the expected 31 million tourists visiting the city this year, we know that the addition of service alerts to Google Maps will make your travels across the city easier, faster and more convenient.”
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