Train station searches, simplified

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10:20 AM

Let’s say you are about to take a train to visit another city. What do you need to know before setting out? An important piece of information to know is whether the station near your place has a line to take you there and when it will depart. Now you can get this information by just searching for the transit station in Google Maps.

When you search for a station, you can see a list of transit lines that service the station. The lines are colored and grouped by transit type to make it easier to find the line you are looking for.
For railway trains, you can see the departure time directly. And for other type of transit, namely subways, buses and commuter trains, you could click on the line name to get the next departure time of each direction without leaving the current page. So maybe if biking to work this month doesn’t work out for you, you can have an easier time getting the transit info you need to get around town.