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Apple Maps Expands Transit Directions Across Great Britain

Apple Maps has been updated with comprehensive transit data for Great Britain, beyond the London area already supported.

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Transit directions by bus, train, or tram are now available within and between large metropolitan areas such as Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Bradford, Bristol, Portsmouth, Nottingham, and Cardiff, as well as other regions in England, Scotland, and Wales.

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Transit coverage extends to a number of mid-size cities, small towns, and rural areas as well. Directions are available between Bath and Brighton, for example, and most other searches between any two areas in England, Scotland, and Wales yielded at least one available route in Transit mode.

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Apple Maps now supports the National Rail network in many areas of Great Britain, including the CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, Great Western Railway, Grand Central, Northern Rail, East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast, Arriva Trains Wales, Hull Trains, and other train services.

While transit coverage is now comprehensive throughout much of Great Britain, directions remain unavailable in Belfast and elsewhere in Northern Ireland, which lies within the United Kingdom. Transit directions are likewise unavailable in the neighboring Republic of Ireland.



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26 months ago
Southern Rail is easy; there are no bloody services running :)
Rating: 23 Votes
26 months ago

Southern Rail is easy; there are no bloody services running :)


Southern Rail directions would just be to take a car.
Rating: 4 Votes
26 months ago
There won't be anything running when it starts snowing
Rating: 4 Votes
26 months ago

So, only trains? What about buses, underground, etc.?


Maybe you should read the article, it might answer your question.
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/12/19/apple-maps-transit-united-kingdom/')


Apple Maps has been updated with comprehensive transit data for the United Kingdom, beyond the London, England area already supported.

Why do you say London, England when you have already referred to the UK? Do you think that your readers will get this London confused with say, London, Ontario?
Then later the article goes on to mention a number of towns and cities without mentioning the country where they are located?
Please be consistent. We don't talk about New York and say, New York, New York.
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago

We don't talk about New York and say, New York, New York.

You're right, we talk about New York, but we sing about New York, New York.
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago
Slightly ironic timing given the strike action... !

Good news though.
Rating: 2 Votes
26 months ago

Why do you say London, England when you have already referred to the UK? Do you think that your readers will get this London confused with say, London, Ontario?
Then later the article goes on to mention a number of towns and cities without mentioning the country where they are located?
Please be consistent. We don't talk about New York and say, New York, New York.


It's one of those American things, and to be fair it's kind of necessary in a country where there's loads of cities with the same name, but it does tend to annoy or amuse many of us inhabitants of the rest of the world to hear Americans referring to "London, England" and "Paris, France" etc when I think most people already realise which one the "default" one is. A taxi driver once told me he'd picked up an American family from Heathrow Airport, and they'd asked to go to "(their hotel) in London, England".


My goal is to be as thorough as possible, but you are correct. With the previous mention of the United Kingdom in that sentence, there is no need for the England descriptor. I don't think it's a tremendous issue, but I've removed it. P.S. For what it's worth, I'm Canadian. I do in fact live a few hours away from London, Ontario by car. Thanks for the feedback!
Rating: 2 Votes
26 months ago

Why do you say London, England when you have already referred to the UK? Do you think that your readers will get this London confused with say, London, Ontario?
Then later the article goes on to mention a number of towns and cities without mentioning the country where they are located?
Please be consistent. We don't talk about New York and say, New York, New York.


I did this OCD test online earlier, I can share the link if you like? :)
Rating: 1 Votes
26 months ago
Finally!!! Been waiting for years, glad to see it has been very well implemented - including bus operator logos (even the smallest of local companies have been included).... excellent!

Should have been done sooner, but worth the wait!
Rating: 1 Votes

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