Real London Tube
By PS Ventures Limited
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
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.
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
Perfect for the tube
Great tube map, very useful lots of info and easy to figure out. Good to see tube over street map, helps to locate ideal station. Only good for tube though. No information on buses or hire cycles, etc. Possible future expansion perhaps. But for the tube: perfect.
Good idea but doesn't work
Just bought it to get around London so I can decide whether to walk or catch a tube. It's a great idea but anything I ask for under journey planning just says it's unable to do so. Not much point having it then really so save your money and use the real projection maps available on Google for free.
Great integration of tube and street but planner doesn't work
I love the realistic placement of tube stations - makes planning walk onwards much easier, but the route planner always says "unable to plan route".... This rather undoes all that good work...
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: 15 January 2013
- Version: 6.1
- Size: 7.0 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: PS Ventures Limited
- © PS Ventures Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.