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Google Maps Expands Transit Options for UK Users

Excerpt from TechCrunch

May 14, 2014 8:31 am

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Other mapping and transit apps may be raising money, but they’re no real threat to Google’s dominance in mobile mapping.

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Google Maps in the UK now includes transit options throughout the country, not just London. Google Maps


The battle to own the digital map continues — with Google stepping up its game in the U.K. today by significantly expanding the transit data embedded within its mapping interface.

… The new U.K. transport data is available across Google Maps for iPhone, Android and on desktop, and allows users to check times and routes for millions of public transport departures across some 17,000 routes, according to the company.

Google was previously offering National Rail Services data and some other public transport options for London and the South East, but has now added data for “every bus, train, tram and ferry across the U.K.”

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