Transport for London (TfL) and Google have announced a collaboration to bring Google Street View capabilities to a number of London’s busiest Tube stations.
The project, which will see Google capturing Street View imagery over the course of the next several weeks, is intended to aid passengers in planning journeys throughout the capital by the end of 2024.
“Since launching in 2007, Google Street View has been hugely popular with people across the globe and we're thrilled to collaborate with TfL to extend our Street View coverage in London. For the first time, users will be able to explore the capital's busiest stations like never before and plan out their journeys. We hope this will help everyone feel more comfortable during their travels, particularly those with accessibility needs.”
Stations set to receive the interactive technology include Oxford Circus, King’s Cross St. Pancras, Euston, Bond Street and Waterloo, with TfL hoping that the 360-degree images inside the buildings will be particularly beneficial to those with accessibility needs or a lack of knowledge navigating the city’s transport infrastructure.
“I am delighted we are working with Google to bring Street View to the Tube. This exciting new project will give people the ability to plan their routes on the London Underground in the same way they would when walking and cycling across the city. Introducing Street View will support people to better navigate some of the capital's busiest stations and help us to build a better, more accessible London for all.”
Posters are set to be displayed in areas where the Street View image-capturing will take place, and the process will be carried out by a small team organised by Google during off-peak hours to avoid any potential disruption.
The full list of stations to be filmed are as follows:
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