What's New – 27th January

Hello, Sunday – it’s time to launch the changes, fixes and improvements!

This week’s highlights:

  • Signalling diagrams now include Kings Cross (in beta). From around 11am on Monday 28th January, the Hatch End – Kings Langley, Kings Langley – Wolverton, Wolverton – Rugby and Acton Wells Junction – Stratford maps will be showing signal aspects and routes set from signals.
  • Freight schedules will be back on the site from Tuesday 29th January, although train reporting numbers (headcodes) won’t be available for reasons of confidentiality. Freight movements will also appear on the signalling maps, with an anonymous placeholder to replace the headcode.
  • RTPPM statistics, as pointed out by a couple of people, were incorrect and were counting late trains twice. This is now fixed.

Looking forwards, updates to the site will be every fortnight for the foreseeable future – a week isn’t quite long enough to get everything done. To whet your appetite, here’s what’s on the cards:

  • Signalling diagrams – I’m hoping to extend the WCML maps up to Coventry and Nuneaton, as well as adding Kings Cross and parts of the ECML, and Waterloo
  • Faster timetable lookups – at the moment, I’m putting a lot of work in to making timetable and schedule lookups faster. It’s a big job, but one that underpins several other things I have planned
  • Real-time train information – discussions are under-way to get predictions and actual arrival/departures on the site.

That’s it for now – the next update to the site will be on Sunday 10th February!

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