Google brings Street View to Sydney train and metro stations

A Sydney station now viewable on Google Maps Street View

Google has announced that it’s bringing Street View to Sydney’s train and metro stations. The search giant said that you’ll be able to use the images to learn your way around stations you plan to use so that you don’t get lost when you arrive. It also offers people a way to experience these stations if they can’t travel to Sydney for whatever reason.

To accompany the launch of Street View in Sydney’s stations, Google is also introducing accessible routes to the stations so that commuters can find the best entrances, exits, signage, and paths within the station, even anticipating in-transit travel times along the pathways. The directions that Google offers will be shared with Transport for New South Wales’ Open Data Portal which will allow the transport industry and app developers to access this detailed information to improve their services and products.

Commenting on the new features, Ramesh Nagarajan, Product Management Director for Google Maps, said:

“Whether you are planning or navigating your commute, we hope these tools make Sydney stations feel a little more familiar – and help you commute with more confidence.”

The enhanced directions are available on both mobile and desktop, simply search for directions to your destination using the public transport option and if you have to go through one of the included stations, you will receive the enhanced directions.

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