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Apple Maps Transit Directions Go Live in Various EU Countries

Tuesday February 18, 2020 1:02 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Over the last 48 hours, Apple Maps has expanded its transit directions coverage across Europe. Using the app, travelers in cities across France, Germany, Spain, and possibly other countries in the EU are now able to access departure times and transit routes for various modes of public transport including buses, trams, metro trains, and more. Screenshot credit: @guillamet Apple has yet to...

Apple Maps Gains Transit Directions for Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland

Sunday January 20, 2019 11:24 pm PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple Maps today gained comprehensive transit directions for Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, in the largest single combined update to its European coverage thus far. The coverage includes train, tram, and bus routes in the capital cities of each country, including Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Helsinki, as well as funicular connections where available and transit links across...

Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions Across Belgium

Thursday November 29, 2018 1:46 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Following yesterday's Apple Pay launch in Belgium, Apple today updated its Maps app to include transit information across the country. Apple has yet to update its official list of locations for which Maps offers Transit data, but several tipsters contacted MacRumors to confirm the information is already live. The coverage includes train, tram, and bus routes in the main cities as well...

Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions Across Switzerland

Thursday October 25, 2018 3:59 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple has updated its Maps app to include transit information for Switzerland, including indoor maps for the country's busiest airport in Zurich. Apple has yet to update its official list of locations for which Maps offers Transit data, but several tipsters contacted MacRumors to confirm the information is already live. Switzerland is renowned for its integrated country-wide transport...

Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions Across New Zealand

Thursday September 20, 2018 8:56 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple Maps now supports transit in New Zealand, enabling users to navigate with public transportation in most populated areas of the country. In the largest city of Auckland, directions are available for NZ Bus routes, AT Metro trains, or the SkyBus shuttle to the Auckland Airport. In the capital area of Wellington, directions are available for Metlink buses and trains. Between select...

Transit App Expands Real-Time Crowdsourced Data to 175 Cities

Friday August 17, 2018 10:53 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
The developers of the Transit app this week announced the expansion of real-time crowdsourced data for buses, trains, streetcars, ferries, and so forth to 175 cities across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Normally, the locations of public transportation vehicles are pulled from a transit agency's data feed, which can take anywhere from 10 seconds to five minutes to update. This can...

Apple Maps Now Supports Transit in Estonia and Rome, Italy

Monday June 25, 2018 1:37 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple Maps now includes transit information for Estonia and the city of Rome, Italy, enabling users in the areas to navigate with public transportation. In Rome, transit data covers the city's public metro lines, buses, and tram routes, as well as the local Trenitalia network which includes the Leonardo Express that connects Roma Termini station and Roma Fiumicino airport in Lazio....

Apple Maps Now Supports Transit in North Carolina

Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:26 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple Maps now supports transit in North Carolina, enabling users to navigate with public transportation in several metropolitan areas across the state. The largest transit options supported include CATS buses and LYNX trains in the Charlotte area, GoTransit buses in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, GTA buses in Greensboro, and inter-city PART buses in the Piedmont Triad area. Apple...

Toronto's TTC Transit System May Eventually Support Apple Pay

Monday May 7, 2018 7:34 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Toronto's TTC transit system, the fourth largest in North America, may eventually support Apple Pay for fare payments. A rough mockup of the PRESTO card in Apple's Wallet app Metrolinx, the transit agency that manages integration of the PRESTO card system in the Greater Toronto Area, recently detailed plans to support mobile payments within the coming years, according to the Toronto Star. ...

Apple Maps Adds Transit Directions in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thursday March 22, 2018 5:00 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Apple is beginning to update Apple Maps with transit directions in Albuquerque, New Mexico, allowing residents of the city to navigate around it using various methods of public transportation. To enable transit between two locations within Albuquerque, tap the "Transit" tab at the bottom of Apple Maps once you enter your route. This will surface a series of transit stops on the trip, along...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville Areas of South Carolina

Wednesday February 28, 2018 5:49 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple Maps has been updated with transit data in Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville, enabling navigation and directions with public transportation in South Carolina's three largest metropolitan areas. By selecting the Transit tab in Apple Maps on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, users can now access bus routes from The COMET in Columbia, CARTA in Charleston, and Greenlink Transit in Greenville. These ...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Omaha, Nebraska

Monday January 29, 2018 12:40 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple recently updated its Maps app to add transit directions and data for Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Omaha, Nebraska, two places where transit information was not previously available outside of Amtrak routes. Apple Maps users in Milwaukee and Omaha can now select public transportation routes when getting directions between two locations, with bus lines available in both areas. Apple has...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Available in Tampa, Florida

Monday December 4, 2017 3:03 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple recently updated its Maps app to add transit directions and data for Tampa, Florida, according to Apple's iOS 11 Feature Availability website. Transit directions have been available in Miami, Florida since mid-2016, but have not expanded to other areas of the state. Transit options available in Tampa include the TECO Line Streetcar System, several bus lines, and Amtrak, which connects to ...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Phoenix and Birmingham, AL Areas

Monday October 30, 2017 10:05 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple Maps has been updated with comprehensive transit data in the Phoenix, Arizona and Birmingham, Alabama areas, enabling navigation with public transportation options such as buses and trains in those regions. In the Phoenix area, supported vehicles include Valley Metro buses and trains, and the PHX Sky Train at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Routes extend to and from suburbs...

New York City Plans to Replace Transit MetroCard With Electronic Card Readers That Support Apple Pay

Monday October 23, 2017 12:43 pm PDT by Juli Clover
New York City is planning to replace its existing MetroCard transit payment system with electronic card readers that will allow New Yorkers to pay their subway and bus fares using Apple Pay, reports The New York Times. A committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority this morning approved a $573 million contract for a payment system that mirrors the one in use for the London...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Expand to Ireland

Monday October 16, 2017 6:15 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Apple Maps has added public transit directions for Ireland, as pointed out by developer Steven Troughton-Smith on Twitter. With the updated directions, users in Ireland can now choose from a few different public transportation routes when traveling around Ireland. Transit directions are available in a few cities like Dublin and Cork, including transportation provided by Bus Éirann, Aircoach,...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Taiwan

Thursday October 12, 2017 3:57 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple recently updated its Maps app to add transit directions and data for Taiwan, one of the locations where hints of transit support surfaced months ago. Maps users in Taiwan can now select public transportation routes when navigating across the country, with transit options available in Taipei, Kaohsiung, and other cities. Support is available for the Taiwan Railway and Taiwan High...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Ottawa, Edmonton, and Québec City

Sunday August 27, 2017 2:38 pm PDT by Joe Rossignol
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...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Hungary

Sunday August 13, 2017 5:46 pm PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple Maps has been updated with transit data in Hungary, enabling iPhone users to navigate with public transportation directions in Budapest, Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Győr, Pécs, and other regions of the country. In the Budapest metropolitan area, supported vehicles include the Budapest Metro, BKV buses and trams, and BHÉV trains. MÁV-START trains are also supported throughout Hungary ...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Expand to Brisbane, Perth, and Surrounding Areas in Australia

Monday August 7, 2017 9:02 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple Maps has been updated with transit data in Queensland and Western Australia, enabling iPhone users to navigate with public transportation directions in large cities such as Brisbane and Perth, and surrounding areas. In Brisbane, supported vehicles include TransLink buses and Queensland Rail trains, with routes extending to, from, and within the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast suburbs....