This prototype is supported by
31/12/2008 - unfortunately train companies have a habit of coming and going, and as this script was never really built with that in mind, it's a bit of a nuisance to keep up to date. And as few people ever come here these days, I've never fixed it up. Still, the concept still works, and it will be fine for many companies and the London operations. Just don't rely on it for your travel planning!
Select your operator:
What Is It?
To get home I use trains operated by two different companies and a
tube. Finding travel information is a bit of a nightmare. This solves
it. Just pick your operating companies/tube lines and press GO to see
them all on one page.
- Currently shows all problems for each operator - can't customise on a
line by line basis.
- BBC Travel tube feed is nowhere near as good as the TfL one -
apparantly they hope to improve this.
- Operators list is handcoded and reliant on the operator names not
changing on the feed (and indeed me guessing some of them
- 2 Apr 2006
- There's been loads of franchise changes recently - alas my code can't really cope with them very well, so am afraid you'll have to reset your choices again I'm afraid.
- 20 Dec 2005
- Feed has returned. Code fixed to cope with the fact that the four
'One' companies have been merged into one name, as have the two "Virgin"s.
You will need to change your selections to get the service working again.
- 5 July 2005
- v1.1.1 - minor code optimisations to give a little speed boost -
bound to be some more refactoring that can be done at some point.
- 4 July 2005
- v1.1 - Different tube feed added so you now actually get results shown!
Hurrah! Have also changed the query string to make it more robust in
the future, and to aid cookie setting.
- One Railway hack is now a bit better and more robust - still needs
- 30 June 2005
- 'One Railway' has been appearing in the feed instead of the four 'One
whatever' details - as a hack, this is now listed seperatly. It's my
intention that it should be added to the different franchises
automatically - although in some circumstances it might not be
- 3 June 2005
- GNER renamed 'Great North Eastern Railway' because that's the phrase
the feed uses.
- Hull Trains added - got missed off because bbc.co.uk/travelnews
doesn't list it, although it does appear in the feed.
- Written in PHP with PHP XML.
- Why PHP XML? After all it's not particularly fancy or easy? But it
is installed both on this server and my ISP's server (where this script
might be moved to)
- If you wish to see the source code, you can. It's released under the
GPL. It ain't great code. Far from it. But it does
the job. Download source code. If you've any views, thoughts on how
to make it better, or even make any improvements, email me