Asleep on the Tube
Ever fallen asleep and missed your stop? Don't worry, Google alerts to the rescue Getty

Travellers prone to missing their public transport stops can finally breathe a sigh of relief, Google has the solution.

In a new update to Google Maps, journey tracking will now notify users as they approach their stop. And if you are an Android user, you can get live updates in your notification tab.

Just like walking, driving and cycling, users will be notified of their stops as they would a turn when travelling solo. This could be a lifesaver for anyone who has ever fallen asleep on the Tube or lost concentration on the train.

Google is expected to roll out the update in the coming days.

There is however no word yet on Google Maps fixing a glitch sending tourists to a random Australian town.

Residents of a quiet cul-de-sac in Australia have been left bemused and frustrated after hundreds of tourists appeared on their street looking for mountains.

Instead of finding the impressive views of the Blue Mountains, confused sightseers were instead met with a dead-end road lined with a few rural homes.

A flow of cars and coaches full of visitors have been streaming into Valley View Road in Dargan, New South Wales – 30km away from the actual desired tourist destination of Katoomba – after the online map wrongly placed the destination on the small street.