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Google adds live tube alerts to Maps

Improves service for a busy summer in London

Google has updated its Maps service to include real-time service alerts for the London Underground.

Ahead of a jam packed summer which will include the Queen's diamond jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics, Google has improved Google Maps so it's easier to get around the capital. Users can access the service online or on Android smartphones and tablets.

Google said: "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."

Users can simply click on a tube station on Google Maps to view up-to-date status information including what lines the station has and train times. The service also includes directions to that station and planned engineering work for the coming weekend.

This service was featured in Google's Project Glass video which demonstrated a pair of smart glasses dubbed 'Google goggles'.

"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." added Google.

Google Maps with Underground


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