London’s busiest Tube stations will soon be available to explore virtually using Google Street View. Transport for London (TfL) has said more than 30 stations will be added to the online service, in the hope of allowing passengers to better plan their journeys.
It's about time!
The images will be collected by a small team organised by Google between 10am to 4pm to avoid peak hours, using a backpack camera. Google's blurring technology will then be applied to the imagery, which is designed to automatically blur identifiable faces before publishing. The images will be launched throughout 2024, allowing passengers to get a better sense of the layout of the stations when planning journeys, as well as identify key facilities such as toilets and help points.
A great use of technology, and not a government grant or incentive in sight.