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Starting today, Google Maps will provide users with up-to-date transit line information in New York City, as well as data for buses and trams in the greater Salt Lake City area. The new feature will provide live departure times for seven different lines—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 42nd Street Shuttle—to help travelers better plan when and how to get around.

The update is part of a smaller effort to upgrade the entirety of New York City’s subway system, but that project will allegedly take many years. For now, having real-time information on a select number of subway lines is majorly convenient.

Google also said riders of the Metrorail in Washington, D.C., can see live service alerts, including delays and planned construction from the Metro’s Control Center on Google Maps. The search giant actually provides info for 800 different cities around the world, but only a select few offer live updates. You can see the new transit information through Android, iOS and on the desktop.