Red Line riders await train pulling into Wheaton. (Michael S. Williamson – The Washington Post)

Many Metro riders have experienced the frustration of planning a trip, only to run into unexpected delays. Now, travelers who use Google Maps could know about these delays in advance and plan accordingly.

As Hayley Tsukayama noted, Google announced Wednesday that Google Maps would incorporate active service alerts. So if there’s scheduled track work or any unplanned delays, it’ll show up when you use the “By public transit” option on Google Maps.

Tsukayama writes:

Google will now show users not only how to get from point A to point B, but also whether there’s track work on the Red Line or a delay holding up the Blue Line. Any active alerts affecting a particular station should show up in search, said Metro’s chief spokesman and director of communications Dan Stessel.

For more, read this story.

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