Google Maps update adds public transportation details in Great Britain

Google Maps update adds in details on routes, stations, and more for public transportation across Great Britain.

Shane McGlaun
Published Wed, May 14 2014 10:08 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Google Maps has issued an update for the app that adds in public transportation details for people traveling in Great Britain. The update adds in train and bus details across England, Scotland, and Wales. Users can now access public transportation info for London and the South East using the iOS and Android apps.

Google Maps update adds public transportation details in Great Britain |

Desktop users of Google Maps will also be able to search National Express and Traveline data along with data on other local and national operators. Those operators include Centro and Merseyside. Data in the updated apps include info on almost 17,000 routes and 34,000 stopping points, ferry points, and stations.

Users can get data on routes, departures, and interchanges and how far the distance between each station is. Google plans to eventually add data for Northern Ireland. The recent updates mark one of the biggest integrations of public data Google has ever conducted.


Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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