Tube Map

Tube Map

Tube Map

Stay ahead of the game, and London congestion, with this incredibly useful app

The Tube sucks – there’s no two ways about it. Even if you manage to beat the horrific congestion you’re always running the risk of either being delayed or actually getting stuck on the underground – say goodbye to that enjoyable day you were having.

Thankfully, Tube Map wants to try and change all that. Giving you easy access to a visual image of the entire London Underground, as well as departures, delays, routes, costs and up-to-the-minute service reports, no longer do you have to rush for a train only to find out it’s not going anywhere.

You can also, should you so desire, link it with other mxData downloads, creating a complete public transport hub that is constantly ready and waiting on your iPhone.
There is, of course, one problem with it that applies to all Underground navigation apps, namely you won’t actually be able to use all its functions once you travel below the surface.

With no 3G connection possible, certain route planning functions will no longer be available. Naturally if you get caught in a rush you’ll rue the day for not checking, but at least you have some tools at your disposal. You can still search for stations offline and plan routes, so it remains incredibly useful even offline even if you can’t get specific times or alerts about problems.

Those who simply can’t stand adverts can also drop £1.99/$2.99 to upgrade to the pro version, but for the majority the free download should suffice. Well thought out, easy to use and genuinely helpful, we are almost positive we’ll start to rely on this heavily from here on out.

Rated 5 out of 5

Gives you an advantage over the always-perilous London Underground for the grand price of nothing. A truly wonderful app.


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