Apple Maps ‘Transit’ Feature Adds Support for Paris Métro

By Paul Riegler on 24 April 2017
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Paris La Défense station

Paris La Défense station

In a major addition to its Apple Maps app, the Cupertino-based tech company added Transit support for Paris.

The move will provide iPhone users with detailed directions to destinations via public transportation in the city and the surrounding Île-de-France region. This includes the Métro, commuter trains, and buses.

Apple introduced public transportation into its Maps app with iOS 6, which was released in September 2012. At launch, in addition to 300 cities in China, the Transit feature supported Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney, and Toronto. It has since added support for dozens of cities across the globe.

In Paris, the Maps app will support RER commuter trains, public buses, and the Métro. It will also support Transilien trains outside of the city. It also includes Autolib car sharing stations as well as Vélib bike sharing stations.

Unlike Google Maps, Apple Maps lists all station entrances and upcoming departures. It also works with the Apple Watch in terms of providing turn-by-turn directions on the watch’s display and it uses distinct vibration patterns to indicate if a left turn or right turn is warranted.

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