Street View & railways
Google Street View to add station photos, 06 March 2012, IRG
UK: Google is to add 360° pictures of the concourses of 13 major stations to its online Street View service.
Infrastructure manager Network Rail said being able to check station layouts and facilities before setting off would help people 'to better find their way around some of the Britain's busiest transport hubs'.
A 'Google Trolley' has photographed captured images of the concourses of 13 stations, with Birmingham New Street, London King's Cross and London Waterloo to follow once current redevelopment projects are completed.
Liverpool Lime Street
London Cannon Street
London Charing Cross
London Fenchurch Street
London Liverpool Street
And now offers one of the most spectacular lines crossing the Swiss Alps, the UNESCO listed Albula and Bernina lines.
Google's virtual Rhätische Bahn goes live, IRG, 28 March 2012
SWITZERLAND: Panoramic images of Rhätische Bahn's 122 km Albula and Bernina lines between Thusis and Tirano are now available on Google Street View. Martin Sturzenegger, Head of Sales & Marketing at RhB, said the virtual train ride will help promote the railway as an experience for tourists before, during and after their journey.
The images were recorded in October 2011, using a 360° camera mounted on a tricycle which was loaded onto a flat wagon propelled by a Stadler Allegra electric multiple-unit. This the first time that Google has added a railway line to Street View, and is part of a project to enable internet users to make 'virtual visits' to UNESCO World Heritage Sites.