Apple Updates Maps App with Transit Directions in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

By Paul Riegler on 21 February 2020
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Apple said it has added transit directions to multiple countries in Europe in a major update to the Apple Maps app.

The list of countries on the continent where Apple Maps now supports transit directions includes Estonia, Finland, France (Paris only), Germany, Italy (Rome only), the Netherlands, Norway, Spain (Madrid only), and Sweden.

Transit directions have been available to Apple Maps users in England and Ireland for some time now.

The new functionality will provide iPhone users with detailed directions to destinations via public transportation in the countries that were added. This typically includes all trains, trams, buses, ferries, and even funicular railways where they exist.

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 hundreds of cities across the globe.

Apple added transit directions for Switzerland in 2018.

Apple Maps 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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