Google has launched real-time service alerts for the London Underground, keeping commuters and travellers notified of any potential disruptions to their journeys. The service works on UK Google Maps website and on Android devices, and includes planned engineering works for weekends in its journey planner, delivering alerts as part of its directions results.
When the user hits the ‘get directions’ tab they will see the relevant data on planned closure or delays.
To view service alerts at any time, users can click on a station in a timetable or in the public transport directions results and they will be displayed.
Google already provides updates on national train routes, timetables and directions across England, Scotland and Wales, partnering with UK rail travel company Trainline to make over 170,000 routes available to Google Maps users. This meant Google’s map data grew to include 2,500 stations, 8,000 bus stops and 250 London Underground routes.
Click here for the official announcement from Google.