Google Maps launches airports and railway stations feature

Google Street View has already made it possible to tour the canals of Venice from the comfort of your sitting room, without having to contemplate the travails of check-in or those other holiday stresses.

But now the service has been updated to feature a range of international airports and train stations so that if you do decide to go on holiday, it will be an altogether more painless experience.

Google Maps from today includes 16 airports, more than 50 train and subway stations, a cable car station in Hong Kong, and even the inside of an Emirates Airbus A380 at Dubai Airport.

The service includes Waterloo station in London, Madrid's Barajas airport, as well as Tokyo International Airport.

In a blog post, Ulf Spitzer, Google Street View program manager, said: 'Now, in addition to scoping out your destination, Street View can help you cut down the stress of travelling by giving you a preview of your journey, too.

'Don't let travel logistics get you down this holiday season. With Street View, you can see how to get where you're going faster and easier. Enjoy and safe travels!'

An Airbus A380 at Dubai Airport PHOTO: Google Maps

Train stations in the UK outside London featured are Glasgow Central, Edinburgh Waverley, Leeds, Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly.

In London, Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Fenchurch Street, Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Paddington, St Pancras International, Victoria and Waterloo are shown. Users can also tour Gatwick Airport on Google Maps.

Gatwick Airport PHOTO: Google Maps

Users can also look around the technology centre of the McLaren Formula One team in Woking as part of the update.

McLaren technology centre, Woking PHOTO: Google Maps

Google has created an interactive map so that users can see which transit locations around the world are available.

Google's interactive map of transit locations around the world PHOTO: Google Maps

Google Maps released an update in July which allowed users of the app to view live road traffic and accident reports for the first time.


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