It is not infrequent that we see new features in Google Maps applications that have not yet been presented. This is especially noticeable in services such as Google Maps, which in some countries has an incredibly high usage share.
The latest novelty of this application lies in showing some users where the railway level crossings are located if a route that we have calculated crosses them.
New crossing indications in Google Maps
It has been on Reddit where some users have shared screenshots of the application in which a new icon of some tracks in black with yellow background appears. This icon appears at the intersection of the road we are going to cross with train tracks.
In addition to the icon, a small window appears at the bottom that warns us that there may be certain delays.
It should be noted that for now, they are appearing in the United States, where such crossings are very common and where it is very normal to stop because a train is passing. Also, there are exceptionally long trains that take minutes to complete the entire crossing.
This function will surely become official in a few weeks, as today has been the arrival of the dark mode to the app, which has been seen for some time.