Google Maps Adds Transit Layer For Public Transportation

Google adds transit layers to Google Maps today, helping the money-saving commuter crowd find their way around a handful of supported cities across the globe. To begin with, the transit view is only available to 59 cities, including:

Belo Horizonte, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brasilia, Cairo, Capetown, Caracas, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dallas, Dortmund, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Ekaterinburg, Essen, Frankfurt, Genoa, Guadalajara, Hamburg, Helsinki, Johannesburg, Kazan, Köln, Lille, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Medellin, Mexico City, Melbourne, Monterrey, Montreal, Munich, Naples, Nizhniy Novgorod, Oslo, Paris, Perth, Portland, Porto, Porto Alegre, Prague, Pretoria, Recife, Rennes, Rio de Janeiro, Samara, San Francisco, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Tunis, Vienna, Warsaw.

Sydney seems conspicuously absent (as does Adelaide, which does have public transport information on Google already, but if your city made the cut, does the new transit layer seem like something you'll use?


    Perth is up and available, although i did find a few quirks with some of the routes suggested. Certainly will replace any need for me to use the local site, transperth.

    Melbourne transit maps aren't there, tried today.

    @Ilya: They were there when I tried it a few days ago, but it looks like they've since been removed.

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