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 Google Maps adds Great Britain public transport data

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Date posted: 14/05/2014

Google has added coast-to-coast public transport information for the whole of Great Britain to its Maps app.

It said the data included departure times and routes for buses, ferries, trains and trams in England, Scotland and Wales.

It is not the first app to do so. Rome2Rio's UK Transport Search app already provided similar coverage.

But the body supplying the data said that the huge popularity of Google's service meant its move was significant.

"It's an amazing shop window for our operators' services," said Julie Williams, chief executive of Traveline - a partnership of Great Britain's transport operators and local authorities.

"The presentation and way Google has pulled together the data looks exceptional - we've not seen anything like that before."

The search giant will also make the information available via its desktop Maps service.

See the full Story via external site: www.bbc.co.uk

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