Sunday 15 September 2019

Apple adds public transport app to Dutch map service

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Apple phased in its new public transit app to its Dutch maps feature on Thursday.

The public transit function was added to Apple’s iOS 9 in 2015 in the US. The Netherlands has become the fifth country with the feature after the US, Australia, Britain, Japan and China.

The app allows users to plan journeys by bus, train, tram or metro and also suggests transfers each time the app is used,  taking possible delays into account. A widget shows the status of routes travelled frequently.

Apple rival Google Maps has had a public transport option in the Netherlands for some time. has been free for 12 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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