Google Maps Goes Urban With Updated City Transit Coverage

By Gary Cutlack on at

The latest version of Google's awesome Android Maps app now includes more options for those struggling to navigate an alien transport network, with the public travel options of around 500 cities now mapped and included inside.

The updated Transit part of the app now lets users hide some forms of public transport, so it's easier to concentrate on just the tube, bus routes or overground rail lines. Each station now has a redesigned page of its own showing departure times and the distance to nearby alternatives if you'd rather just walk, plus an updated Location History tab keeps track of your previous routes and travels.

Coverage for the UK is still rather London-centric, though, with Google Maps including all of Transport for London's travel data. Outside of the capital, only services offered by rail operator Traveline are included, covering East Anglia, the East Midlands, Scotland and its South East network. [Google]