- a tube station,
- or place of interest
Once you have submitted your travel plans, Journey Planner will offer a list of routes. The symbols make it clear to see whether it is suggesting walking, buses, tubes, or trains. The time needed for the journey is shown, which is helpful when planning what time to set off.
Click on 'View' to get more details of an individual journey. A fantastically detailed route appears, with timing for each stage (they normally over-estimate the walking time, so you can save a few minutes here). A map is available for each stage so you check exactly what they are suggesting. There are also symbols to show you if you will need to climb up or down stairs (normally at tube stations) so if you have any mobility problems, you can avoid these routes.
If you are using a UK mobile (cell) phone you can even choose to have the route send to you as a text (SMS) message.
Alternative language options are available: