The next website to arrive on platform 3…

It’s been a long time in the making, but the next release of OpenTrainTimes is nearly here.

There are still a few loose ends to tidy up, but we’re close enough to be able to share with you some of the new features.

The final date for release hasn’t yet been set, but it’s likely to be within the next month.

Real-time data

There will be full historical data from TRUST, and soon after it’s released, live real-time data from National Rail Enquiries’ Darwin system.

The incidents feed from National Rail Enquiries will also be integrated in to the site, as well as – where available – information on train formations and short formations.

Search

There will be a new, powerful search function allowing you to find schedules by train operator, timing point, train category, schedule type, and much more.

Maps

Consistently a favourite, there will be a number of brand new maps:

Southern

  • London Victoria to Streatham Junction has been extended down to East Croydon
  • East Coastway will cover Glynde to Ham Street, including the resignalled area around Eastbourne
  • A new map of North Kent East to Dartford, including the routes via Greenwich, Bexleyheath and Sidcup

Great Eastern Main Line

  • The suburban lines to Enfield Town, ┬áChingford and the routes via Southbury and Enfield Lock to Cheshunt are covered

Others

  • High Speed 1 has been extended down to the Thames Tunnel

Thameslink

  • Thameslink Core will include the new route on to the East Coast Main Line via the new Canal Tunnels
  • A reworked map of Charing Cross and Cannon Street to Forest Hill via London Bridge, including the remodelled Low Level station

Chiltern

  • The map of ┬áLondon Marylebone to West Ruislip and Aylesbury will be returning

East Coast Main Line

  • Hitchin to Tallington has been extended to Stoke Tunnel,
  • A new map of Stoke Tunnel to Retford
  • A new map of Peterborough to Doncaster via Spalding
  • A new map of York station and the approaches
  • The return of the Leeds map, extended down to Wakefield Westgate

Great Western Main Line

  • London Paddington map returns
  • A new map of Southall to Stockley Bridge, including Heathrow

London, Tilbury and Southend

  • The London, Tilbury and Southend area has a new map covering Barking to Grays

The North

  • Manchester Piccadilly gets its own brand new map, covering the approach to the station

Midland Main Line

  • The St Pancras International map is extended from Radlett to Harpenden, with a further extension back to Bedford under development

 

5 thoughts on “The next website to arrive on platform 3…

  1. Great news Peter, looking forward to seeing it online, especially the Map of the GN/GE joint line through Spalding. Thanks for all your hard work.

    • Yes! The Trent Valley map needs to be re-written, but that’s one of the maps that’ll be making a welcome return after launch

  2. This is excellent news, especially with regard to the real-time info. It’s good also that the maps will be covering more of the West Anglia mainline!

  3. Any chance of the showing a delay status, so the service shows green = on time, yellow = slight delay, red= major delay?

    Thanks for all the work

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