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In addition to bringing Yellow Pages-powered business listings to Apple Maps customers in Canada, the Cupertino firm has apparently refreshed a Maps backend in the United States, adding transit directions for Boston and multiple Amtrak routes in the Northeastern United States.

The longest Amtrak route available runs from Chicago to New York. As first noted by MacRumors, other supported routes with transit directions include the Northeast Regional, Acela Express, Keystone, Lake Shore Limited, Pennsylvanian and Maple Leaf.

Many of these routes operate between major cities in the Northeastern United States. “Amtrak routes in the South, West, Midwest, and Northwest are not currently available in Apple Maps, but the information will likely be implemented as Apple expands transit information to additional areas across the United States,” posits the publication.

Boston, one of the cities originally included in Apple Maps transit launch but later removed, has now been added to Apple’s information stack for Maps transit directions.

Transit directions are currently available in Apple Maps for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2 in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and San Francisco in the United States, and in 300 cities in China.

According to Apple’s iOS Feature Availability webpage, transit data for Sydney, Australia will be added later this month to Apple Maps.

Are you using transit data in Apple Maps?

Source: Beta Boston via MacRumors

  • Chris

    I have switched recently from google maps to Apple maps after having more and more problems with the service. To be honest I never thought I would be saying that! Apple maps have served as a surprisingly nice upgrade. Looking forward to trying out transit once I update to IOS9

    • Rowan09

      Transit directions is amazing thanks to Hopstop and Embrack.

    • George

      I loved using apple maps it was so creative telling me to drive through a wall when driving to Vegas..

      • Blip dude

        I also love how it tells me that my destination was 0.8 miles away from where it actually was. Or when I use left/uber to commute work and Apple Maps insist on telling them that my destination is 0.3/0.5 miles from the actual location as well. Meanwhile, Google Maps and Waze seem to get it right every time.

      • Rowan09

        And you would be the idiot to drive through such wall. Apple maps, Google maps, etc makes it clear nothing beats common sense. Did you contact through an email and let them know?

      • George

        Yeah I reported it after, and no need to call me an idiot.

      • Rowan09

        Sorry I wasn’t I meant a “an” where I placed “the”. I fixed it. I wouldn’t do such a thing if I don’t know you personally.

  • Jayy

    Nice, i’m from Boston. Hopefully its everything the MBTA offers not just trains!

  • iByron

    I’m not seeing the new data in Mac OS El Capitan.