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Google Maps Now Shows Planned NYC Subway Changes

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Interesting new feature!





For New York City residents, there's nothing quite like the annoyance of an unexpected service change on your regular subway line. For visitors, these changes can make the already confusing task of riding the subway even more perplexing. But now, Google's got your back.


Beginning today, Google Maps will display planned service alerts for New York City subways. The alerts will show up when you click on any of the 468 NYC subway stations labeled on Google Maps, or when you use Google's mapping service to search for transit directions. The new feature works online via maps.google.com on your desktop browser, and on the Google Maps for Android app.


"For everybody who lives in one of New York City's five boroughs, commutes in and out every day or is visiting for business or vacation, we hope today's update improves the ease and efficiency of your trips around the city," Csaba Garay, transit partner technology manager for Google Maps, wrote in a blog post Tuesday.


Google first added NYC transit directions into Maps in 2008. The Web giant currently offers public transportation directions for more than 400 regions around the world, and said it is "regularly adding new cities and features globally."


Back in March, Google updated its Maps for Android app with high-resolution map tiles, new public transportation options, and a revamped navigation screen for devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). Android users can select from various route options, such as the recommended route, one with fewer transfers, or one that involves less walking.

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I saw that yesterday. Still strange they cant put the lines on there. Just every line.



If they want to put the route line, I think they should do it for all transit agencies, including WMATA of D.C., Toronto TTC, MBTA of Boston, Vancouver SkyTrain, San Francisco BART, London Underground, Paris Metro, Shanghai Metro, e.t.c.... It would be kinda unfair if they specifically did it for the ()' /> Subways.

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