Saturday, March 19, 2016
The Time Travel Journey Planner
The journey from London to Manchester is actually 8 miles longer today than it was in 1945. However you can complete the journey now in half the time and for half the cost than you could just after the end of World War II.
Maps Time Travel is a new Google Maps route planner that calculates a route between any UK destination and compares the journey today with the same journey in 1945. Just enter two different UK locations into the map and you can view a map of your route today and a route using the road network as it existed in 1945 - before the construction of the motorway system.
The map sidebar shows you a comparison between the journey today and the journey in 1945. It reveals the journey times for the two different journeys , the journey lengths and the costs of both journeys (the 1945 fuel costs are in today's money and account for inflation).