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.
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.
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.
Consistently a favourite, there will be a number of brand new maps:
- 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, Chingford and the routes via Southbury and Enfield Lock to Cheshunt are covered
- High Speed 1 has been extended down to the Thames Tunnel
- 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
- The map of London 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
- 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