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Google Maps App Now Displays Transit Info for Over One Million Stops

Authored by: Steven Blum — Aug 16, 2012

Google Maps for Android just got a lot more handier. The app now displays transportation schedules for more than one million transit stops worldwide in nearly 500 cities.

While that sounds amazing, the app still doesn't display the transit times here in Berlin. But if you live in New York, Boston or London (new!), you can expect full-functionality. The update also brings an improved Transit Lines layer that allows you to select specific modes of public transportation (like train, bus, tram or subway), while hiding the rest.

You can find handy transit information simply by clicking on the transit stop of your choice. The layout of the station pages has also been updated to be more useful.

This is an exciting update, especially for those stateside (and in Asia). Google Maps is fast becoming the only mapping / trip-planning app you'll ever need.

Source: Google Blog

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • Steven Blum Aug 16, 2012 Link to comment

    Unfortunately, it totally sucks for Berlin! Only a lightly refreshed transit stop menu. Totally disappointing. For those in the States, it's a far better update.

    In fact, Google hasn't been able to secure transit information for all of Germany. I really wonder what the heck is going on...

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  • Ti Mo Aug 16, 2012 Link to comment

    Any information about Berlin support?

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