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Offline Carl

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Live train maps
« on: March 04, 2012, 09:11:07 AM »
Recently stumbled across this live map of trains in Hungary:
http://elvira.mav-start.hu/terkep/

It's quite something!


The closest the UK has, I think, is this:
http://traintimes.org.uk/map/

However, I've heard that National Rail will shortly be releasing the data required to make maps more like the Hungarian map.


Do other countries have equivalent maps?

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 11:06:41 AM »
In the Netherlands even the national railway does not know where their trains are at any moment of the day!  :o

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 11:15:16 AM »
There's this for the London underground.
http://traintimes.org.uk/map/tube/

Of course, for the UK it would be intersting if they showed both where the trains are, and where they are supposed to be...

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 12:19:27 PM »
Live map for Czechia: http://www.cd.cz/mapa/
Live map for Slovakia: http://poloha.vlaky.net/

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 12:22:11 PM »
Fantastic! Interesting that the Slovak page has a minimap displaying some (mostly international) Czech services.

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 01:42:33 PM »
that's very intersting - simtrans could have simllar idea - timetabling so if trains are late - they show up on map that saying red train - late or green - on time

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2012, 04:02:57 PM »
In Switzerland there is this page: http://www.swisstrains.ch/
Unfortunately it has no longer the current timetable data…

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 12:48:55 PM »
Map of Poland with almost all passenger trains: http://mapapkp.appspot.com/. By default, map is zoomed to my city. Some boxes, that describes trains, contains delay time.

All Regio trains (without Regios of some small operators): http://mapapociagow.pl/ .

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 01:03:53 PM »
The first of Emil's maps works also in Germany....

At least as far as Thuringia.

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 01:39:44 PM »
I am amazed, Emil. Your map actually works in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland too :-) Has Poland become the centre of Europe, where all train operations are monitored?

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 03:31:31 PM »
I am not sure if this uses information from cellphones? It works also for Berlin, even though the trains are several meters off the track ...

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 03:35:11 PM »
I suspect that its trains run in a straight line from station to station, thus not GPS at all... Maybe Emil can help us with the Polish description?

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2012, 03:40:07 PM »
München S-Bahn has live informations ... as they use hafas, all deutsche Bahn should be covered; but aparently they just offer no interface to it.

http://s-bahn-muenchen.hafas.de/bin/help.exe/dn?tpl=livefahrplan

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2012, 06:53:28 PM »
It works also for Berlin, even though the trains are several meters off the track ...
It works for the UK as well (or at least, Birmingham/W Midlands as far south as Banbury, Manchester, but not London oddly). Also works for the Cotswold line, where two trains just crossed and a Bus is apparently heading for Chipping Norton from Kingham, and indeed everything west of Reading seems to work too.

The markers are a few miles off the nearest track, though, so it needs a bit of intuition to read. I get the impression it can't be all operators/services though (or else the Severn Beach line is completely devoid of trains...)
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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2012, 01:11:18 PM »
Maybe Emil can help us with the Polish description?
Yes, I can translate some text for you.

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2012, 09:09:06 AM »
In the Netherlands even the national railway does not know where their trains are at any moment of the day!  :o

http://kubus.mailspool.nl/spoorkaart/

This one also shows the supposed routes very neatly, and real-time delays.

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Re: Live train maps
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2012, 09:36:22 AM »
Nice one, very nice!

I would like to know how this is working, because I don't think Dutch Railways is the source of the information. Maybe based on mobile phone information?

Thank you for the link. I will monitor the next few weeks how accurate it is!