It’s been a long time coming, but I’m pleased to say that OpenTrainTimes 2.2 is now in public beta. I’d intended to launch this a couple of months ago, but various things – including ill health and on my part and shortly afterwards, the unexpected death of my father – delayed things somewhat.
Before I get in to what’s new and changed, I’d like to point out that I run OpenTrainTimes out of my own pocket and I’ve never accepted any donations nor put advertising on the site. If you like the site and you want to give some money, please send whatever you think is appropriate to Marie Curie Cancer Care – through the OpenTrainTimes Development page on JustGiving. You can also text “OPEN67” with either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070 to donate.
Boring bit over, here’s the exciting stuff 🙂
The new version is in public beta because I’ve not been able to test it as thoroughly as previous versions, and there still may be bugs. Please go check it out at http://beta.opentraintimes.com/ and report bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are several extra maps:
- London Kings Cross – Welwyn Garden City, including the Hitchin Flyover and Moorgate Branch. The Hertford Loop data isn’t yet available due to a data fault – I’m anticipating having this online in the next couple of weeks
- London Charing Cross/Cannon Street to just north of Spa Road Junction. This includes the high and low level platforms at London Bridge
- Sharnbrook Junction – Loughborough, including the curve at Wigston and line to Hinckley
- London Marylebone – Neasden South Junction
- London Fenchurch Street – Upton Park
…and some of the old maps have been upgraded:
- East London Line – Highbury and Islington to New Cross Gate now has signal numbers, aspects and route indications, as well as a number of corrections around New Cross Gate
- North London Line – Acton Wells Junction – Stratford has signal numbers, track circuits and numerous corrections around Stratford
- Hatch End to Kings Langley has signal numbers, corrected routes and the fringe with the DC lines platforms
…and two notable new features:
- There’s more control over searching for schedules. You can hide passenger trains, empty passenger trains and non-passenger trains, as well as filter by schedule type and whether the train passes
- The schedule route map is back – click “Functions” and “Show route map” on a schedule page
So, please go and test the new site and feed back any problems. If all goes well, I’ll make this live in a couple of weeks, or whenever the majority of bugs are squashed.