Real London Tube by PS Ventures Limited (Universal)
Released: Oct 30, 2010
Version: 6.1
Size: 7 MB
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Real London Tube

PS Ventures Limited
Real London Tube displays the London tube map drawn to scale on top of your device's street map (Google maps pre iOS6) to give you a more realistic view of the London underground and to show you where walking would be quicker, cheaper or more convenient.

Real London Tube includes:
Live tube status
Live departure boards
Journey Planning (including buses and trains etc.)
Address and point of interest search
Your nearest station
An offline map

See Real London Tube in action at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAvLU6x5QG0

The traditional tube map provides a very distorted view of where stations actually are in relation to each other. This can often lead to longer journey times or even tube journeys that would be quicker to walk.

Real London Tube will lead to a much more efficient use of the London Underground.

Real London Tube shows how the tube map looks if it was really drawn to scale whilst maintaining all the detail of the maps application that you have come to recognise on your device..

See where you are on the map in relation to tube stations and tube lines.
Quickly see the nearest stations and lines to your current location including the distance.
Drop a pin on the map to see in advance where the nearest tube stations are to any location.
Search for an address to see the nearest stations to that
Highlight stations to help you plan your journey.

Go ahead and enjoy a more efficient use of the London Underground.

Examples:
The conventional tube map suggests that Notting Hill Gate is the nearest central line tube station to Paddington. In fact Lancaster gate is only 0.28 miles from Paddington compared with Notting Hill which is 1 mile away.

The conventional tube map shows Wimbledon and South Wimbledon stations in very separate areas whereas in reality they are less than a mile apart.

The conventional map suggests that Mansion House and Barbican are far apart on opposite sides of the circle line. They are in fact only 0.6 miles apart. Not much more than 10 minutes walk.

Note:
Viewing your current location requires GPS.
Loading the map underneath the tube lines requires an internet connection. This isn't actually required to view the tube lines, it just makes it look better. You can always pre-cache the maps if you expect to be without an internet connection while using the app.

What's new in version 6.1
Added Facebook Integration.
If you enjoy our app, please tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter by tapping the icons on the Map Screen
Our verdict: Good
  • + Real London Tube is a highly rated app (5-star).
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