What's New – 13th January

First, an apology. Some of the real-time functionality on the site broke several times this week, and I’ve spent a chunk of development time looking to exactly what happened and how to prevent it happening in the future. I’m reasonably confident I’ve fixed it, but time will tell.

This week, I’ve been working on statistics. The statistics page now has three pie charts:

  • Real-time PPM shows the number of trains across the network which are on-time, late or very late. This data comes straight from Network Rail.
  • Right Time shows the number of trains which arrived at their destination early, or within 59 seconds of their schedule arrival time. This is calculated within OpenTrainTimes.
  • Cancellations shows a breakdown of the reasons for cancellations across the entire network.

The stats are reset at 2am each day, so this evening, the cancellation statistics won’t reflect reality until tomorrow morning.

Admittedly, it’s not much – but given I started a new job this week, you can probably forgive me.

In the coming weeks, I’m hoping to expand the amount of real-time statistics on the site, as well as import historical data so you can look at past performance.

Let me know what you think.

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