Friday, April 04, 2014

The Live Boston Train Map

Live MBTA is real-time Google Map of MBTA, MBCR and Commuter Rail trains in Boston. The trains are displayed on the map by animated arrow map markers, which show the direction of the trains.

The Live MBTA map features a neat rotating marker label system that I've never seen used before on Google Maps. The labels change every few seconds to display different information about the marked trains on the map. The labels rotate through displaying the train number, the trains' destination and whether a train is on time or late. You can also select which of the map labels you wish to view.

The map includes a large number of options. You can select to view all the trains on one line or follow an individual train. While following an individual train the map will move so that the train you've selected will remain in the center of the map.

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