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OpenTrainTimes presents information on rail services in the UK using Open Data.

This is the official blog.

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  1. Hi There,

    Just a message to say how impressed with the site I am.
    I have been looking for a site like this for a while and cannot get over how fantastic it is.
    Please, Please, Please keep up the fantastic work.
    I was wandering if there are any plane for a Liverpool Lime St – Man Vic map?
    As you already have MerseyRail covered it would be great to cover my whole daily journey to work :-)

    Thanks for the site.
    Ed

  2. Hi, firstly thanks very much for a fantastic site. It’s fascinating and I really appreciate the time and effort you put into providing it for us.

    Could you please tell me if there is any particular reason on the St Pancras Intl (Eurostar) map it doesn’t show TRTS activation or signal aspect colours? Also what are the yellow and blue indicators located in the London tunnel.

    Thanks again.

    Richard

    • Thanks for your feedback – always appreciated. The train describer for the High Speed 1 route doesn’t publish any signal or route indications, which is a shame as it’d make the map look really good! The yellow and blue markers are TVM 430 block markers – have a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmission_Voie-Machine for a better explanation. They’re like ETCS marker boards on the Cambrian lines, but for a different in-cab signalling system

  3. Excellent site. Enjoying watching the real-time changes around Swindon as the signalling system is upgraded there and moved to TVSC. Any chance you will do the whole Golden Valley line (Swindon to Cheltenham) sometime?

    BP

    • Hi Bill – yes, I’m hoping to do the Swindon to Cheltenham map soon! There are so many requests for maps but so little time, so it may be a few weeks before I can get it done though

  4. I love this site it is totally awesome.I am so glad I stumbled across it just recently.I would appreciate it if you could put on a key for all the abbreviations on the site. Is there any chance of adding Skipton station to the website as my father in law follows trains being a ex fireman on steam trains in that area.

  5. I just ran across this website last night (my time) and want to thank you for what obviously is a labor of love! I’m a Yank from the Seattle area who happens to be very much intrigued by the British rail network — in fact, one of my goals is to be able at some point to say that I’ve ridden every active passenger segment on the network (since some routes come and go, it will have to be at a specific point in time). I’m a little over 50% done, but due to physical limitations my travel has been curtailed temporarily.

    At any rate, you can consider this an unofficial request for coverage of any route that’s not yet covered — I’m not choosy!

  6. Could you explain to this guy from Massachusetts what the green highlight on some paths through junctions represents. As a retired US engineer, I’m familiar with our style of dispatcher panel displays and I’m surious how yours correlates.

  7. Hi I am new to your wonderful site but can you tell me how I stop the Trains tab opening to the advance search. I do not want 25 pages of 492946 entries.
    Is it possible to put the place that you want to search on, say Didcot, tomorrow and only get this information. I am using this on my laptop using the browser Edge.
    Thanking you in anticipation

  8. Hi this is rob . Just want to say what great site this is and will look forward to visiting this site for years to come . Are there any plans to cover the Ely area which is close to where I live thanks for help.

  9. Gloucester Map:

    Heading west out of Gloucester, have a look at signals 1421 and 1039.
    It looks like the signals are correctly numbered, but the data field on each need to be swapped.

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