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Google Maps Provides Information on Train Traffic

Google Maps Provides Information on Train Traffic

Tuesday, 2 July, 2019 - 05:30
The Google Maps app is seen on an Apple iPhone 4S on December 13, 2012, in Fairfax, California. Justin Sullivan-Getty Images.
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A new service enabled by Google in "Google Maps" allows users to know how crowded a train, subway or bus will be before it arrives, so commuters can decide if they want to stick to the train or take another less congested one.

According to the CNET.com website, the new feature determines the targeted train based on the user's habits in using public transportation, the German News Agency reported.

The company also launched live updates on traffic delays for buses in locations where it doesn't already have real-time information from local transit agencies. Riders can now see if their bus will be late and how long they'll have to wait. They'll also get more-precise travel times based on live traffic conditions, and will be able to see where the delays are on the map.

The two features roll out Thursday in around 200 cities worldwide, and are available on both Android and iOS.

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