Apple Maps Transit Directions Expand to Luxembourg, New Cities in the US, and Canada's VIA Rail

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple recently updated its Maps app to expand the availability of transit directions to several new regions.

    Transit data is now available in Luxembourg, a country that has an expansive transit system including buses, trains, and the Luxembourg City tram.


    Apple also appears to have made transit data available in several new cities in Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Oregon.

    Transit directions were previously available in some of these locations in select cities such as Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, and Portland, but the transit information appears to have expanded to encompass much of these states.

    In Canada, Apple has added support for the VIA Rail system that operates across much of the country, spanning more than 7,000 miles across eight provinces. Popular lines include the Canadian that runs between Toronto and Vancouver and the Ocean running from Montreal to Halifax.

    There's also a Corridor service between Ontario and Quebec, and several adventure routes offering transportation to rural areas.

    Transit directions were first added to Apple Maps in 2015 with the launch of iOS 9. Maps initially only offered transit information in a handful of cities, but over the course of the last few years, Apple has worked to expand the feature to additional areas.

    Transit information is now live in dozens of cities and countries around the world, with a full list available on Apple's iOS Feature Availability website.

    (Thanks, Ram!)

    Article Link: Apple Maps Transit Directions Expand to Luxembourg, New Cities in the US, and Canada's VIA Rail
  2. Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007
    Awesome that VIA and GO are supported now.

    I prefer GO due to the cheaper fares, but if you’re in a time crunch VIA is quicker, at least from my city to Toronto.
  3. MozMan68 macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2010
    Right here...
    How are there not 50 responses to this thread saying that Apple Maps transit sucks and Google is so much better?? ;)
  4. Fzang macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2013
    They've given up in exhaustion after the 8691486th article.
  5. SteveDeLuxembourg macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2017
    This is truly amazing as it also includes the newly introduced funicular in Luxembourg while google maps does not. Tipptopp!
  6. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Hello fellow Toronto native ;)

    VIA transit support in Apple Maps is definitely welcome (I have a trip planned to Montreal and potentially Ottawa in the next few months) so this will be helpful.

    I'm surprised nobody noticed the article ...

    Popular lines include the Canadian that runs? lol.

    Should be 'popular lines include the Canadian route that runs ..
  7. Binarymix, Aug 6, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018

    Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007
    Actually from Brantford, I just travel to Toronto a lot.

    Although routes seldomly, if ever, change; it’s nice to just use Apple maps to see when the next train is leaving.

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