Tourists and business travellers heading to London for the first time will now be able to use Google Street View to familiarise themselves with the capital’s train stations, theguardian.com reports.
Street View is an ambitious project which saw the search giant send cars fitted with panoramic cameras around most streets of the developed world. The end result was that people could view any road or street almost as though they were there themselves.
Now, with most of its targeted streets mapped, Google has moved into additional territory, which includes the concourses of London’s main railway stations.
This latest development means that anyone travelling to Charing Cross, Fenchurch Street, Liverpool Street, Paddington, St Pancras or Victoria have the chance to see just where they need to go before even setting off.
It comes after Google started affixing cameras to walkers, in order to reach where vehicles couldn’t travel, such as train stations and natural tourist hotspots such as the Grand Canyon.
Explaining its newest London venture, a Google spokesperson told standard.co.uk: “We wanted to help tourists and Londoners save time when travelling this holiday season by adding Street View imagery to the city’s major train and coach stations.
“Now anyone can see if there is wheelchair access, if there is a coffee shop inside, or even how to make their way to a particular platform, right from Google maps.”