Sunday, July 31, 2005


Y. Katagiri sent the route for the new Tsukuba Express in Tokyo (Japan), whose service will start on August 24th, as well as a minor change on an existing line and two previously missing lines.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

MetrO "smart" download

On a suggestion by M. Mills, I have added the option to select all the cities in a country with a single click (on the checkbox attached to the country name): smart download page.

Paris (works)

There is quite a number of changes on the Paris subway network this week-end: Belleville is (supposedly) re-opened, the works on line 5 are suspended in August and line 14 will be partially closed next week (to prepare the future extension to Olympiades).

The next version is planned next week-end.

Download the new files:

Friday, July 29, 2005

London (special)

Some news on the current state of the tube network in London:
  • The District line service is fully restored
  • There is no service on the Hammersmith & City line between Edgware Road & Hammersmith until Monday (inclusive) but a replacement bus is available.

Download the update file here.

Thursday, July 28, 2005


S. Macdonald sent me some places of interest (with detailed information) for Glasgow (Scotland, UK). I also corrected some minor errors on the file.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

New York (USA)

It appears some changes occured on the subway service in New York (USA) last May and I was not aware of them. Will reported a change on line N but there may be more...

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Another city will soon start operation on its firts subway line: Kazan (Russia). I even tried to build a version in russian ;-)


The new subway in Nanjing (China) will soon start regular operation on its first line: it is time to build a database for that city!


G. Heinen sent an update for line 6 in Luxembourg, which is quite wrong in the current version.


Following a mail from A. Groves, I have realized some connections were missing on the monorail line in Osaka (Japan). This was affecting both the Osaka file and the more complete Kyoto-Osaka database.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Kuala Lumpur

J. Mokhtar notified me of a change on the Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) network: a new stop has opened (one year ago...).

London (special)

As planned, the London tube service has changed this morning: download the update file here.

Updated at 10:40 (GMT), since the information on the TFL web site got less confusing.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

London (special)

Yet another update for the London special file (use the link from the post below).

Tomorrow, the Metropolitan line will run again to Aldgate. I will publish a new file late this evening or early tomorrow.

MetrO 5.3.4 in progress

After a long period without any spare time, I took a few hours today for coding :-)

I have tried to improve the text - lists synchronization feature:
- The current text entry is highlighted in the POI list (as well as in the complete stop list and the contacts list).
- Instead of opening the complete stop list on the first character entered (when there is no list on screen), the contact list is displayed if the current entry starts with an '@'.
- And other minor enhancements.

I just need to check that those changes do not have a negative impact on performance...

London (special)

It looks like the service is improving on the London tube service: download the update file here.

Saturday, July 23, 2005


An anonymous user has reported a minor error in the Karlsruhe (Germany) database.

Albenga & La Spezia

T. Caviglia provided the bus network for two small cities in Italy: Albenga & La Spezia. He also sent me one line for Ventimiglia, but I'm not sure a one line system is really useful...

San Jose

D. Rich sent an update for the San Jose (USA) VTA light rail, included in the San Francisco file.

London (special)

Another update for the special London file: the Northern line service is partially interrupted.

Friday, July 22, 2005

London (special)

After yesterday's incidents, there are further disruptions on the London (UK) tube network. Get the updated MetrO file HERE.

Paris - Night Bus

D. Porte has spotted an error in the Night Bus network for Paris (France).

Thursday, July 21, 2005


Some change occurs in Napoli (Italy) as well, with two "Vesuviana" lines integrated in the subway system and the opening of the first stretch of a future regional line. These were documented by "Nesis".

San Diego

E. P. Scott sent an update for the trolley lines in San Diego (USA), after the opening of a new line.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


I have just discovered that my source file for Madrid (Spain) was slightly corrupted. I don't think it has an impact on its content but you may observe a few weird things (like the name "Madr" instead of "Madrid") and I recommend you delete this file when you get the update next month.

Addition on 07/21: since it is possible that some problems arise with the file, you can now download the fixed Madrid database.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005


L. Freund suggested a few additional improvements on the Genève / Geneva (Switzerland) database.

London (special)

The King's Cross St Pancras station has reopened on the Northern line. Download our new "special" file HERE.

Monday, July 18, 2005

MetrO 5.3.3

The new release is out. There are no major updates on the programs but changes on quite a number of city files.

See the details on our home page.

Saturday, July 16, 2005


An update on the Stuttgart (Germany) network, for a line extension.


The Geneva (Switzerland) database now contains the operating times for every line, thanks to L. Freund :-)

London (special)

Following last week attacks disruptions on the London (UK) tube network, the King's Cross station has reopened on the Victoria line. Download the new file HERE.


N. Thomas sent a minor update for the Perth (Australia) network: a station name change.

Paris ("works")

There was an error in the previous Paris (works) databases (it may have been there for some time, as a matter of fact). There is no other change on the network.
Please download the new versions:

Friday, July 15, 2005


R. Ramirez has provided another update for the Bogota (Colombia) file. There are a number of things I don't understand in the system itself but I hope we will be able to clear things up.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

London (special)

There is a minor update for the special London file (extension of a replacement bus service). Download HERE.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


L. Freund sent an update for the Braunschweig (Germany) tram network and also provided the major bus lines.


It looks like last month I forgot to mention that I updated the Boston (USA) file after the opening of a new section on the Silver line...

Sunday, July 10, 2005


M. Ciesielski provided an update for the Berlin (Germany) network, including temporary service changes (for works on the S-Bahn), a few changes on some line routes and a new tram line.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

London (special)

Another update on the special file for London, after the King's Cross station reopening on the Metropolitan line.

London (special)

The Hammersmith line being partly reopened, I have updated the special London file. See below for the download link.

Paris ("works")

The "temporary" Paris databases (works in progress on the subway network) are updated again today, including a new planning for the autumn.


London (special)

An update for the "special" London file is available HERE.

Friday, July 08, 2005

New York

M. Mazuryk sent the information for the LIRR system in New York (USA). Given its complexity, it may have some shortcomings (not to mention the possible errors we will try to spot before release) but I hope it will help New Yorkers anyway.


On a suggestion by J. Tannenwald (following my post about merging the files for New York City and Philadelphia), I have added the NJT Northeast Corridor line in the Philadelphia (USA) file.

London - Special

After the attacks yesterday, the service in London (UK) transport system is disrupted and we are providing a special version of our database, according to the information we have at this time.

We sincerely hope it will help people in this difficult time. All our sympathy goes to the victims, their families and all the Londoners.

Download the file HERE. (please note that it is named "London Special" and it will not replace the regular version: remember to select it in the cities list).

Thursday, July 07, 2005


There has been a change on the Transmilenio service in Bogota (Colombia).


After yesterday's improvements, N. Knapp sent me the operating times for the subway and rail lines in Madrid (Spain). This allowed me to take into account the stops or sections that are closed part of the time.


D. Pickett reported a few typos in the Melbourne (Australia) database.

She is also planning to add the tram lines in the file and she welcomes any help (send me a mail if you are interested) ;-)


After the update last month, for works on line 3 in Madrid (Spain), N. Knapp sent the information about the bus replacement services, as well as one for another closed stop (on line 10).

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

New York

Some updates on the New Jersey Transit line in the New York (USA) database, again from M. Mazuryk.


A. Lambrianidis reported a typo on one of the places of interest in the Athens (Greece) file.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

New York & Philadelphia

M. Mazuryk reported some inconsistencies on the NJT River Line in the New York & Philadelphia (USA) databases.

He also asked if it was possible to build one file for both cities (like we did for Washington & Baltimore): although I may try to, I'm afraid this would lead to a file too large for the program to handle.

The software has some limits in the number of "objects" (lines, stops, connections, ...) it can handle and even if we were to overcome these limitations, the calculations might take very long (several minutes) on occasions...

Sunday, July 03, 2005


A new section opened (today?) on line 2 in Delhi (India).


T. Caviglia sent the rest of the data for the Savona (Italy) database.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Paris ("works")

New version for the "temporary" Paris databases (works in progress on the subway network). Next one around July 9th...


Friday, July 01, 2005


From a mail by C. Castellanos, I added a new Metrobus line to the Mexico City (Mexico) database.

Once again, I received only a scan of the official leaflet: potential contributors should be aware that maintaining more than 300 city files is taking us an enormous amount of time and it is very important to prepare the data you want included in our files (see the "Contribution" section in the user guide)...