Network Rail has teamed up with Google to add some of London’s biggest and busiest stations to the online 360 degree Google Street View application, helping people to better find their way around some of the capital’s busiest transport hubs.
Over the past fortnight, the Google Trolley has captured images of the concourses of 13 stations across the country including Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Euston, Fenchurch Street, London Bridge, London Liverpool Street, London Victoria and Paddington. More than two million rail journeys are made in London every day.
Passengers and station users will soon be able to check the layout of the stations they are visiting, what facilities and shops there are before they set off.
Robin Gisby, Network Rail’s managing director, network operations said: “Millions of people use our stations and they don’t just pass through. People shop in stations; they meet their families and friends, use the cash points and grab a bite or a drink. To make all this easier you’ll soon be able to use Google Street View to find your way around before you set off.”
Owing to redevelopment projects ongoing at King’s Cross, London Waterloo and Birmingham New Street these will be captured at a later date.