Apple Maps has been updated with comprehensive transit data in the Edmonton, Alberta area, enabling iPhone users in Canada's fifth most populous city to navigate with public transportation, including buses and trains.
Apple Maps can provide routes for both Edmonton Transit System (ETS) buses and Edmonton Light Rail Transit (LRT) trains throughout the Edmonton area, including to and from the Edmonton International Airport.
Apple Maps gained a Transit tab in iOS 9. The feature lags several years behind Google Maps, but Apple's public transportation support is exhaustive, mapping all station entrances and listing departure times. Apple Maps also provides detailed advisories about service interruptions and other changes.
At launch, the feature was limited to Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and over 300 cities in China. Since then, Apple has been working to expand support for public transportation to other cities around the world.
For a regularly updated list of cities with Apple Maps transit, visit the iOS Feature Availability page on Apple's website.
Updated: As pointed out by MacRumors reader Creek0512, Apple Maps transit directions have also gone live in Québec City and Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. In Ottawa, OC Transpo buses and O-Train directions are available. In Québec City, RTC bus and Métrobus directions are available.
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I want to be able to confidently use and rely on Apple Maps, especially due to the integration which is great and it's visually more pleasing than Google maps, but it keeps failing me.
Just last week it took me to the wrong address in the lower mainland (Vancouver), the address in Apple Maps was 2km away from the real location and traffic was herrendous so it was a real pain (I was unfamiliar with this area). I then entered the exact same address in Google maps which took me to the right location. Notice I said address and not POI, the POI database in Apple Maps is just subpar. I no longer search POIs in it.
Back to Google Maps I go. Smh
Google Maps is the best and the time it has saved me with its invaluable traffic data is incredible.