May Day Bank Holiday update

Thanks largely to having a week off work in a seaside town in North Yorkshire, I’ve had plenty of free time to work on OpenTrainTimes.

Here are the important points about the release I’ve just made live:

  • The maps now show correctly on Internet Explorer 9 and above – this bug took me three or four days to work out 🙁
  • The site will look much better on many screens
  • The London Euston – Kenton and Kenton – Tring maps are now back, and the pointwork removed at Watford Junction this weekend is reflected on the map
  • The Thameslink Core map is back, with some signal aspect data (although this appears to be unreliable)
  • Schedule types (WTT, VAR, STP and CAN) are now highlighted on location pages
  • The “Earlier” and “Later” buttons on location pages now change the time by 1 hour, not 2
  • Trains which originate and terminate at locations, where the trains pass through the location multiple times (e.g. Railhead Treatment Trains) are only shown as ‘Starts here’ or ‘Terminates here’ when they make their first or last, and not on each visit

Finally, I’m aware there have been a few problems with the data feeds that the site uses – not all of them I have control over, but I have found a number of weak areas I’ll be re-engineering over the coming weeks.

So, until next time… enjoy the maps and keep emailing!


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