What's new – 1st May 2016

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the pace of change on the railway. This week is no exception – we have two major pieces of signalling work going on, and we’ve been hard at work all week updating our maps.

First off, the London Victoria to East Croydon (exc.) map has been updated to include data from the new control system at Three Bridges ROC. This WestCAD fringes with Three Bridges ASC between Norbury and Thornton Heath, and Victoria ASC between Balham and Streatham Common. It’s the first of several stages to move control from the panels at Victoria ASC to the ROC at Three Bridges.

Second, and no less importantly, the Wingfield Tunnel to Meadowhall map has been updated to reflect Sheffield PSB’s closure. Control moves to two workstations in the York ROC covering the Sheffield and Rotherham areas.

Since redrawing and updating these maps has taken a lot longer than anticipated, there are still some bugs which are waiting to be fixed. They will be fixed during this week, with another minor update being released next Sunday.

Until next time, enjoy the new maps!

// Peter

4 thoughts on “What's new – 1st May 2016

  1. Great stuff, Peter – I enjoy your maps very much !

    There’s a small error on the Sandwell to Penkridge map – this ends with the Rickerscote loop south of Stafford. On the Stafford map this is shown correctly with the loop track (ending at signal 6300) running into the up Wolverhampton line but on the Sandwell map it is shown running into the up line !

    Given the complexities and changes which are going on at present I’m amazed you keep up as well as you do – very impressed with the way the Norton Bridge flyover was on the map the day it came into use !

    Best regards


  2. I find the Open Trains site very interesting and useful, testing it out when I’m photographing at my local station.
    Some trains differ though, what MIGHT show as 1A45 on OTT might show as 2P21 when you click the train on the map.

  3. Hi,

    Thanks for all the hard work, I enjoy the maps!
    I was wondering if you could pay attention to the Bristol area (UK’s 8th most populous city).
    It would be very nice to extend the Exeter map to Taunton-Bristol/Westbury.
    Just a wish, probably adding to your big pile of requests -)



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