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Old 05.01.2010, 14:43
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Why doesn't Google maps show tram routes anymore?

Has anyone else noticed that google maps no longer shows tram routes when looking up directions? It definately used to, not sure when this changed. Does anyone have another suggestion for directions website that DOES show the tram options in Basel?
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Re: Why doesn't Google maps show tram routes anymore?

http://map.search.ch/basel
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Re: Why doesn't Google maps show tram routes anymore?

Don't know if it's exactly what you're after but http://map.search.ch/basel shows the tram stops (tick Tram/Bus under Traffic in the left menu)
Then you can hover your mouse over the stop and it gives the next services / directions. The Line numbers are shown but not an actual route line on the map.


(golly you beat me to it - I'm a slow typer)

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Old 05.01.2010, 14:53
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Re: Why doesn't Google maps show tram routes anymore?

Thanks!!

I was looking for this for geneva
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Re: Why doesn't Google maps show tram routes anymore?

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I was looking for this for geneva
map.search.ch also links directly to the SBB site for more detailed timetable information.
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Re: Why doesn't Google maps show tram routes anymore?

Thanks all, that was perfect!
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Re: Why doesn't Google maps show tram routes anymore?

https://www.sbb.ch/mct/wi/shop/b2c/c....do?sprache=en

This also somehow works if you know the name of the station, e.g. searching for "Basel, Markeplats" to "Basel, St.Jakob"
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Re: Why doesn't Google maps show tram routes anymore?

map.search.ch is certainly better than Google Maps in some respects. The interesting thing is that Google realize this, and shortly after they opened their big office in Geneva, I heard that they had bought the company that runs map.search.ch. Even so, they both seem to operate independently and the advantages of each have persisted.
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