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InterCity Coachlines transit info available on Google Maps

23 December 2013

InterCity Coachlines makes transit information available on Google Maps

InterCity Coachlines has teamed up with Google to put its transit information at users’ fingertips via the Google Maps application.

People searching for directions around New Zealand on Google Maps can now see details of InterCity’s national bus services, including routes, stop locations, travel time and pricing.

InterCity is New Zealand’s largest long distance transport network, with over 100 daily services nationwide. Bus, ferry and train information can all be viewed in Google Maps and booked online via the InterCity website.

“There’s a growing trend for consumers to plan and book their travel online,” says Daniel Rode, General Manager Marketing and Online Sales at InterCity Group. “By integrating our route information with Google’s powerful Maps product, we can continue to make our services more accessible for passengers, whether they’re at home or on the go.”

Rode says working with Google to make transit information available for Kiwis on Google Maps is the latest in a series of moves to make travel planning easier for mobile customers, with InterCity’s mobile website launching earlier in the year.

Nabil Nahgdy, Product Manager for Google Maps, Australia and New Zealand, said, “Google Transit is also available on Google Maps for Android and iPhone. Simply search for where you want to go and Google Maps will show you how to get there by offering transit directions from your current location.”

Almost 90% of InterCity’s daily services are currently available via Google Maps, reaching 529 stops around the country including all major towns and cities. Google Maps also supports more than 40 languages, making bus information accessible for international visitors and non English-speaking residents alike.

Users can customise their searches by entering their desired destination, travel date and time into Google Maps, to find bus route options that match. Walking directions are included, while Google’s aerial imagery, Street View imagery and nearby business listings let travellers check out their stop before they arrive.

About InterCity Coachlines:
• InterCity Coachlines provides New Zealand's largest long distance transportation network connecting to more than 600 towns, cities and communities nationwide.
• Fares on all InterCity services start from just $1 (+booking fee). Visitwww.intercity.co.nz

About Google Maps’ transit feature:
• Google Maps helps users quickly and easily plan trips and can found atmaps.google.co.nz, or by downloading the Google Maps app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
• The transit feature makes Google Maps more comprehensive, accurate and useful for millions of people around the world who take buses, trains, subways or trams to their next destination.

Today, Google Maps has public transportation schedules for more than one million transit stops worldwide, in 800 cities including New York, London, Tokyo, Dublin and Sydney.

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