In a collaborating with thetrainline.com,the tool
search engine's route planning that includes train route and timetable
information for more than 2,500 railway stations and 170,000 routes nationwide.The tool also includes approximately 8,000 bus stops and more than 250 tube
stations. Tramlinks and walking options are also available.
In a move google has clear his point that its main aim is to encourage UK
olympics visitors to explore more of the country.The Maps service now give
directions including a more functional public transport option than the service
has previously had. Once a route is chosen, users can then purchase a ticket
through a link to the trainline website.
Previously,Users in London would have to visit the TFL website for more
detailed information regarding desired routes, while those elsewhere would have
had to search for a local transport provider that founds very problematic.
Richard Rowson, product development director at thetrainline.com, told the
Guardian: “We want to make sure consumers are always able to consider rail
options when making a journey, and this innovation will help train travellers
nationwide to do that by planning their route more easily.”
While the service is available online, and users can already use the
desktop service on their mobiles, it is unclear whether the option will be
available on Google's smartphone Maps app.