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UK Railway Timetables services Add By Google Maps

by Dinesh Beniwal on Jan 20, 2012

Google Maps is adding information to Google Maps that will let users to plan rail journeys in the UK.
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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.
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