Stations Near Me: New Feature Helps Travelers Get Across Town

Posted on September 21, 2015 by Michael Cameron

During a recent trip to the US, our content team member Kate had a chance to explore Washington DC using the popular Capital Bikeshare program.

Kate and her friend Hannah exploring DC by bicycle
Kate and her friend Hannah exploring DC by bike

Kate used Rome2rio on her phone to plan her journey around town, but craved an additional feature – an easy way to view a list of all bike share stations near her current location.

This feature request came up last month at our annual company retreat on the Sunshine Coast, near Brisbane. The retreat is partly a hackathon, giving the team a chance to focus on new features and ideas that wouldn’t normally get prioritized.

Kate’s use-case struck a chord with the team. We decided to build a new Stations near me feature that displays directions to nearby train, bus, tram, and bike share stations.

To access the new feature on your mobile device, simple click the Nearby button on the search screen and select Stations near me.

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Rome2rio displays a list of nearby stops and the walking distance to each. For example, from our offices at 41 Stewart St, Richmond we see a variety of nearby train, bus, tram and bike share stations listed:

nearby-richmond

Our focus at Rome2rio is on providing comprehensive inter-city trip planning. However, we are seeing increased usage by travelers planning trips around the city they’re in, not just between cities. Give Stations near me a spin in your hometown, or next time you’re on the road.

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Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is organising the world’s transport information. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location. Discover the possibilities at rome2rio.com
  • I found this website a few days ago, and have been obsessively on it day and night ever since! You also sound like a very progressive, innovative company. Keep up the amazing work! (And Happy New Year!)