After several months of behind-the-scenes work, we’ve moved the last of our services to our new infrastructure. You will hopefully have seen no impact at all, although a couple of people reported problems on Thursday when we moved our front-end servers.
The new infrastructure gives us much more resilience than before, and also allows us to scale up and down according to demand. When we’ve done this in the past, it’s been a manual process.
Now that everything has been successfully migrated, we’re going to start on rolling out the new version of OpenTrainTimes. This will happen slowly and gradually, and there won’t be any ‘big bang’ change. More about that in weeks to come.
We’ve almost caught up with the backlog of map updates – here are some things we’ve done recently:
- Latchmere Junction now shows routes for trains to platforms 1, 2, 16 and 17 at Clapham Junction
- The new signalling on the Felixstowe branch is now in place on our site
- The engineering works and signalling changes at Market Harborough are now reflected in our map
- Additional berths are now in place at Gospel Oak to show the last incoming train and the next outgoing one
- The area around Filton Abbey Wood has been updated to reflect the recent signalling changes
- Signals now show red/green around Stansted Airport and other stations on the line to Cambridge
- The signalling around Angerstein Wharf has been updated
There are a lot of support tickets with fixes to implement, which we’ll be doing over the next few weeks and making more frequent releases.
That’s your lot for now – we’ll be back soon with more details of the new version and how we’re going to roll it out. Stay tuned!