Rail operator, Northern is adding new interactive maps to its website.
The maps will use Street View 3D that will enable customers to navigate through Northern’s stations and explore them virtually in 3D.
They will also help disabled customers, or anyone anxious about travelling, to build confidence and familiarity with station layouts, and to find facilities such as ticket offices, toilets, and platforms.
3D scanning is being used to create the map, with Manchester Victoria already available to use, whilst the rest will be completed by the end of March next year.
Updated 2D maps will also be available online for all Northern’s stations by the end of November.
Mark Powles Commercial and Customer Director, at Northern said: “Our customers are the heart of everything we do, and our ultimate goal is to make Northern’s services accessible to all.”
“Northern is the first train operator to offer both 3D and 2D maps for our customers and this forms part of our wider project to transform our network and encourage people to use public transport – no matter their circumstances.”
“This project is part of our wider programme of improvements, such as the introduction of 101 new trains now complete, the full refurbishment of all older trains, and enhancements at many stations – including improved accessibility to encourage all our customers to ‘go do their thing’.”
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