Tube Map London Underground
- Last update: 3 years ago
- Version: 4.5.1
- Size: 11.31M
- Compatibility: 4.4 and up
- Author: Mapway
- Content rating: Everyone
- Package name: com.mxdata.tube.Market
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Tube Map: Travel Under London Review
Tube Map is an interactive subway card for those visiting London. The app helps you in and out with this monstrous gorgeous underground, so download Tube Map before visiting London, and plan your route beforehand.
This is the app for travelers in London underground, informally called The Tube. It lets you build routes instantly, see your location, get alerted about any recent or current accident, or see exits of any given station. The app is meant to save your time and keep you informed on anything, from delays on a certain line to your transport card balance. It’s a multitool for those spending hours under London.
When you open the main page, it shows you the entire map of the Tube you can zoom in or out. The edges of the map, alas, mostly stay hidden that forms some confusion. Tap on the map to hide the menu, and you’ll see the whole map, but any action hides its edges again. The menus like search or top up are made decently, with no extra exquisiteness. The ads between searches look ugly as they pop up, but removing them is paid.
A native-born Londoner may be unaware of how hard it is for a stranger to figure out the Tube. But a stranger will appreciate its easy search system, route building, or real-time alerts about delays or accidents. The app contains an interactive map of London underground and some features for better experience.
If you need to build a route, you need to enter the special section in the menu and enter your starting point and your destination. The app will generate routes, showing you the one it considers the best on top, and suggested alternatives below. You can sort the suggestions by the time they require or by price.
You can set stations as favorites, use a built-in guide for tourists, or install other useful touristic apps right from Tube Map. The app also helps you control your balance, in case you have an Oyster card, a season ticket, or any other alternative. You need to authorize under your account to access it.
Cross-Platform Use 5/5
The app is available for iOS and Android, covering absolutely most devices currently in use. Its system requirements are rather low (down to iOS 10 or Android 5.0), so even iPhone 5 or Android smartphones of 2013 are capable of running it. The app looks great on smaller screens of phones, and it would be great to see it on a tablet when at home, but it’s inconvenient when on the go.
The basic version of the app is free, yet it’s ad-supported. To go ad-free, you need to remove ads for $3.99. There are other paid features, like detailed info on exits, time of first and last trains, and displaying walking routes. Each of them is just the same $3.99, and if you want to have all of these, you better opt for the bulk saver, offering all the paid features for $9.99. In fact, it’s cheaper than two rides in the Tube.
The Bottom Line
It’s more than a map of London underground; it’s a feature packed navigator, connecting tube traveling with the upper world, planning your trips, informing you of any accidents or emergencies. If you pay a bit, the app turns its face on you and becomes noticeably friendlier. But even its free version is a great assistance.Collapse
If you visit London periodically, download Tube Map, as it’s a must for a traveler, helping to save your time and not to get lost.
Pros : Visual map;
Search system and route builder;
Oyster and other paying cards supported;
Real-time alerts on accidents or delays;
Low system requirements.
Cons : Many useful options are paid;
The map poorly fits into the screen on any device;
Ads are too annoying.
Cross-platform use 5