In preparation for the 2012 London Olympics, Google are now offering live London Underground Tube schedules via Google Maps.
Just days after Google added live traffic updates to its mapping service, users will now have the option to access live tube schedules from all of London’s Underground lines via desktop computer, Mac or Android smartphone.
Via the Google Maps blog, Google said:
“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.”
Avoid Disruptions to Your Journey Home
Within London, the Google Maps service already offers public transport directions for National rail, underground, DLR and Buses. Outside of the big smog, the app has over 2,500 train stations listed in the UK and uses The Trainline for up-to-the-minute timetable information.
“We’ll let you know of any disruptions on the Underground that are happening at the time you need them most. To see these alerts, click on a station in a timetable or in the public transport directions results.”