Sunday, December 31, 2006

Los Angeles

A new stop, with parking facilities, has been added on the Orange line in Los Angeles (USA). Information by E. Karnes.

MetrO 5.4.7

The new version of MetrO is available with 5 new cities, many others updated and a few minor changes on the programs.

See the details and download this new release on our web site.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Seoul

L. Wang Youp reports an extension on the subway line 1 in Seoul (Korea).

Montréal

One of the AMT suburban railway lines in Montréal (Canada) will be extended on January 8 (information by O. Cardozo).

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Grenoble

S. Blanchard reported an extension of the tram services in Grenoble (France) until about 1AM every night.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Bruxelles Réveillon

An error has been detected and fixed in the New Year's Eve file for Brussels (Belgium). Download the update here.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

New York (works)

The special "works" version of our New York (USA) database has been updated with the disruptions planned for the coming days.

Download the new database here or with our online update services.

Next update planned on or around December 30.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Chicago

N. Hawkins reports the closing - for works - of Washington station on the red line in Chicago (USA), until the Fall of 2008. I also noticed and fixed a serious error on this database...

Sunday, December 24, 2006

MetrO, your companion on New Year's Eve

We are pleased to anounce the release of MetrO databases for the special New Year's Eve services in Paris (France) and Brussels (Belgium).

Paris: a selection of subway and railway lines will be open after the end of the regular service (at about 2AM) as well as the usual "Noctilien" night bus lines. All the RATP & SNCF services will be free from 5PM on 12/31 to 12PM on 01/01.
Download the "Paris Nuit Festive" file here.

Brussels: regular service will be extended until about 12:30AM on 01/01 for 10 bus lines (not included in our special file). The subway lines and a selection of bus and tram lines will run during the rest of the night, until 6AM on 01/01.
Download the "Bruxelles Réveillon" file here.

These services are also available on i-MetrO for the WEB, WAP & i-Mode.

These databases have been built in a rush and may contain errors (especially for Paris) despite my efforts to make them as accurate as possible. If you find errors before next Sunday, please report them quickly.

Many thanks to L. Debacker for the information for Brussels !

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Osaka

A new subway line will open tomorrow in Osaka (Japan).

Saint Petersburg

A new station has opened on the subway line 2 in Saint Petersbourg (Russia).

Santiago de Chile

Metro line 2 in Santiago (Chile) has been extended with 3 new stations.

Madrid

L.M. Pérez Llera reports the opening yesterday of yet another station in Madrid (Spain), on line 10.

Brest

M. Pouliquen reports a few changes on the Brest (France) bus network, planned for the beginning of next month.

New York (works)

The weekly advisories from the MTA in New York (USA) are full of changes, mostly for Christmas day (with normal service on some of the otherwise disrupted lines).

Download the new database here or with our online update services.

Next update planned on or around December 26.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Paris

The 1-hour extension of the subway service on Saturday nights in Paris (France) also applies to tram lines T1 & T2, the TVM line and the PC bus lines. Download the updated databases:
These files are also available through our online update services.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Paris (works)

Quite a lot of news for the Paris (France) subway and our databases, this morning:
  • Stations Maraîchers & Chemin Vert reopen
  • Subway connections inside the 'Paris Est' railway station are closed
  • Starting next week-end, services on the subway will end at 2:15AM on Saturday nights

Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next
update planned on (or around) January 2nd.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Berlin

M. Ciesielski reports a route change on one of the MetroBus lines in Berlin (Germany). We also improved the directions given on the route descriptions for a few lines, adjusting to the directions displayed on the buses and stop signs.

New York (works)

Among other changes, station Cleveland St reopens this morning in the New York (USA) subway.

Download the new database here or with our online update services.

Next update planned on or around December 23.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Žilina

P. Absolon prepared a file for yet another city in the Slovak Republic: Žilina.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

MetrUp 1.4.1

MetrUp, Our MetrO online updater is getting a major update with the following enhancements:
  • New menu with network options;
  • Option for connecting through a proxy (useful with WAP connections, in some cases);
  • Option to cancel an update session;
  • Better handling of severe network errors;
  • Support for slovak databases (preparing for the next batch of city additions).
You may download MetrUp 1.4.1 from here.

Paris

The new T3 tram line in Paris (France) will open in less than 1 hour (2PM on December 16). Download the updated "temporary" files:
This opening also affects the bus network. A new version is available as well:
All these database as well as the updated "regular" Paris files are also available through our online update services.

Next
update for the "works" databases planned on (or around) Tuesday, December 19.

Madrid

On next Monday (December 18), subway line 11 in Madrid (Spain) is extended with 3 new stations. Thanks to N. Knapp for the information.

Poprad

After Košice, P. Absolon prepared a database for the city of Poprad (Slovakia), including the tram lines to the mountain resorts of Vysoké Tatry (High Tatras).

Friday, December 15, 2006

New York (works)

The MTA has slightly changed its "advisories" and some of the disruptions announced last week will last a few days more... You may download the new database here or with our online update services.

Next update planned on or around December 19.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Nürnberg

C. Eyrich reports some changes on the bus network in Nürnberg (Germany).

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Paris (works)

Station Abbesses reopens today in Paris (France) and the newly renovated station Liège (see last week news) is now opened at all times (it was previously closed in the evening).

Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next
update planned on (or around) Saturday, December 16, for the new T3 tram line.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Košice

P. Absolon sent the data for the tram, trolley & bus network in Košice (Slovakia).

Unfortunately, this makes too much data for MetrO to handle but I think we'll succeed in building a useful (if not complete) database anyway...

Lausanne

F. Corrado has suggested a new POI (place of interest) for our Lausanne (Switzerland) database.

Paris Noctilien

The "Noctilien" (i.e. night bus) network in Paris (France) has been enhanced with 7 new lines and 1 line extended.

You may download the new version here or with our online update services.

New York (works)

There are still a lot of disruptions on night services in New York (USA), affecting subway lines 1, 2, 4, 6, A, D, E & G.

Since these short-term changes may be confusing to our users, I have decided to make a special "works" file for New York (NewYork-works.pdb), that you may download here (future versions will also be available from our online update services).

With this decision, the regular New York database (NewYork-tourist.pdb) has been restored to the normal subway service.

Next update planned on or around December 15 or 18.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Freiburg im Breisgau

L. Vorberg reported some changes on the bus network in Freiburg Im Breisgau (Germany).

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Saint Etienne

V. Le Garrec has prepared an update for the bus network in Saint Etienne (France).

Monday, December 04, 2006

Paris (works)

Subway station Liège reopens today in Paris (France). Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next
update planned on (or around) Tuesday, December 12.

New York (works)

Some disruptions on the subway network in New York (USA) end this morning. Download an updated file from here or with our online update services.

Next update planned on or around December 11.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Warsaw

L. Vorberg worked again on the Warsaw (Poland) database, this time adding the inner city bus lines.

Paris

The new T3 tram line in Paris (France) will open on December 16 and it comes with some changes on the bus network. I have prepared the update and I will release it on the opening day with our special "works" version of the database.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Aarau

D. Giger provided the data to build a file for the rail & bus network in Arau (Switzerland).

Rotterdam

Another update in the Netherlands (again from K. de Bondt): in Rotterdam, the new Hopfleinlijn will open on December 10 and there are changes on the tram & bus network.

Den Haag

K. de Bondt sent an update for Den Haag (Netherlands), including the new RandstadRail lines (opening on December 10) and the redesigned night bus network.

Utrecht

The "Sneltram" line in Utrecht (Netherlands) has been extended some time ago (information received from Boy Consen).

Amsterdam

K. de Bondt reported a few changes on the Amsterdam (Netherlands) network.

Mulhouse

L. Vorberg provided the data for the tram & bus network in Mulhouse (France).

Friday, December 01, 2006

Warsaw

L. Vorberg sent some improvements to our database for Warsaw (Poland).

Lyon

Just after we released the latest MetrO version, L. Freund has noticed some (minor) errors on the new route for line 7 in Lyon (France).

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

MetrO 5.4.6

The new release of MetrO is ready with new networks (Bayonne-Biarritz and Bourges in France, Saarbrücken in Germany) and several updates (the new tram line in Lyon, the bus system in Kuala Lumpur...).

See the details and download MetrO on our web site.

Paris (works)

Subway station Riquet reopens today in Paris (France). Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next
update planned on (or around) Monday, December 4.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Paris (works)

Subway station Duroc reopens this morning in Paris (France). Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next
update planned on (or around) Wednesday, November 29.

Brest

M. Pouliquen reported a few changes in Brest (France), mostly on the regional bus network.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Genève

R. Pache reported important changes on the bus network in Genève (Switzerland) on December 10.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Guangzhou

L. Freund sent notice of the opening, next month, of a major extension to line 4 in Guangzhou (China). Since it will not impact the calculations on the existing network, I have integrated the changes in advance.

Madrid

N. Knapp announces the opening, tomorrow (Nov. 24), of an extension on subway line 5 in Madrid (Spain), with 2 new stations.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

New York (works)

Apparently, part of the disruptions affecting lines E & G at night in New York (USA) ended. Download an updated file from here or with our online update services.

Next update planned on or around December 4.

Paris (works)

Station Cardinal Lemoine reopens this morning in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next
update planned on (or around) Monday, November 27.

New York (works)

Station Crescent St (lines J & Z) reopens today in New York (USA). Download an updated file from here or with our online update services.

The next update is planned tomorrow (Nov. 23)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Lyon

With L. Freund's help, I started updating our file for Lyon (France), with the opening of a new tram line ("Lea T3"), planned on December 4, and related changes on a few bus lines.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Tokyo

J. Derry spotted a bug (different stops with the same name) in our Tokyo (Japan) database.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Pau

Besides making the last changes to the new file for Bayonne & Biarritz (France), M. Dulerm has offered to add the regional railway lines to our file for Pau.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Paris

The new "Tram-Train" line T4 will start operating in Paris (France) tomorrow.

Bourges

J.-Y. Bloino has provided the data for the Bourges (France) bus network.

New York (works)

Week-end & night service on the subway line 4 in New York (USA) is back to normal. Download an updated file from here or with our online update services.

The next update is planned on or around Nov 22.

Paris (works)

Station Pierre Curie has closed for renovation last Monday in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next
update planned on (or around) Wednesday, November 22nd.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Barcelona

Some changes affect the tramway network in Barcelona (Spain), as reported by L. Freund : two routes extended and another one opened.

Shanghai

R. North noticed that some subway stations in Shanghai (China) have been renamed.

Delhi

Last week-end, three new stations have opened on line 3 of the Delhi (India) subway.

Monday, November 13, 2006

New York (works)

Part of the disruptions on the New York (USA) subway end this morning. Download an updated file from here or with our online update services.

The next update is planned on or around Nov. 18th

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Bayonne - Barritz

A new file for the bus network in Bayonne & Biarritz (France) is almost ready for release, thanks to the efforts of M. Dulerm.

Strasbourg

After a trip to Strasbourg (France), Frank has brought back a few updates for our database.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Monaco

Our database for Monaco contained a few minor errors. I also added detailed information on some of the places of interest.

Los Angeles

E. P. Scott provided an update for our Los Angeles (USA) database, with slightly quicker services on the Gold Line and a pair of additional places of interest.

Portland, OR

M. Gallant reported the extension of the streetcar route in Portland, OR (USA).

London

M. Salem noticed an inacuracy on some suggested routes with our London (England) database. I have improved the Northern line description to solve this issue.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

New York (cont'd)

The MTA is announcing additional disruptions in the New York (USA) subway network (on lines E & G) and normal service will be restored on line M next week. I have also fixed a few errors again.

You may download an updated file from here or with our online update services.

The next update is planned on or around Nov. 13th.

Friday, November 03, 2006

New York (works)

Normal service on line 6 in New York (USA) was supposed to be partially restored next Monday but it looks like the works will last one more week...

In the meantime, I have noticed (and fixed) an error in our description for this route. Therefore, you may download an updated file from here or with our online update services.

The next update is planned on or around Nov. 6th.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Saarbrücken

After Völklingen, M. Kaiser has sent the complete network for the nearby city of Saarbrücken (Germany).

Kuala Lumpur

V. Lim sent a major update for our Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) database, including all the City Shuttle bus lines.

Grenoble

S. Blanchard reported a few changes on the bus network in Grenoble (France).

Völklingen

After minor changes in Völklingen (Germany) reported by M. Kaiser, I have redesigned the database for better alignment with actual services.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Perth

M. Harris provided an update for the Perth (Australia) network and I improved the descriptions for the railway lines (trip times & operating times).

Budapest

G. Vaszkó has noticed an error in our Budapest (Hungary) database, with one name for two stops separated by a few kilometers...

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Montréal

S. Tremblay reported the opening of a new station on one of the AMT suburban railway lines in Montréal (Canada). I have also found some changes and inacuracies (on trip times and operating times) on the other AMT lines...

Sunday, October 29, 2006

i-MetrO

Users of our i-MetrO online service may have noticed that it has suffered some rather frequent outages recently and this has had an impact on our other services as well (MetrO online updates, mostly).

It appears that the number of users largely exceeds our expectations (especially our Google module) and this is over-stressing our (shared) server, leading to memory shortages almost daily.

I have not yet entirely solved the problem but I have taken measures so that there should not be so many interruptions in the future (and hopefully none at all).

Padova

T. d'Angelo reported some changes on the transportation network in Padova (Italy).

Saturday, October 28, 2006

MetrO 5.4.5

The new version of MetrO is available, with:
  • One new city (Offenburg, Germany)
  • Important changes in Bremen, Brussels, Clermont Ferrand, Freiburg im Breisgau, Lyon, Madrid, Potsdam, Saint Etienne, Vienna
  • Minor changes on more than 60 cities (it was time for a general clean-up)
See the details and download MetrO on our web site.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

New York

The MTA has announced another set of major service disruptions in the New York (USA) subway for the coming weeks (reported by A.H. Li). There are also minor changes on the New Jersey Transit network.

You may download an updated file from here or with our online update services.

Because of some vagueness in the MTA advisories I cannot guarantee the changes are accurately taken into account and I may post a new file shortly if it appears it is not entirely correct.

The next update is planned on or around Nov. 3rd

Friday, October 20, 2006

Wien/Vienna

S. Kercz submitted an update for the Wien (Austria) network, including the first bus lines for our database...

Caracas

A new station has opened on line 3 of the Caracas (Venezuela) subway.

Potsdam

L. Freund provided a complete update for the tram network in Potsdam (Germany).

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Saint Etienne

A new tram line has opened in Saint Etienne (France) and consequently some bus services have changed as well. L. Freund sent the information for updating our database.

Melbourne

D. Pickett reported that most Connex rail services in Melbourne (Australia) have been extended on Friday & Saturday nights.
I also noticed an error in the database, on the city loop services direction on Friday & Monday nights (after midnight)...

Monday, October 16, 2006

Bremen & Bremerhaven

L. Freund sent some additions for the Bremen (Germany) database, including the bus network in the nearby city of Bremerhaven.

Paris (works)

Today, station Duroc reopens on line 10 and closes on line 13 in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next
update planned on (or around) Wednesday, November 22nd.

New York

Burnside Av and Bedford Pk stations reopen this morning in the New York (USA) subway. You may download an updated file from here or with our online update services.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

München

Since yesterday, subway line 6 has been extended in München (Germany). I was notified by C. Immler who also reported a minor bug in our Bremen (Germany) database.

Rostock

L. Freund sent an update for Rostock (Germany), with important changes on the tram network since yesterday.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Athens

T. Mognetti suggested a few adjustments for our Athens (Greece) database, for better accuracy.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Lyon

A new trolleybus line has opened in Lyon (France), accompanied by a few bus routes changes. Report and data by T. Mognetti & L. Freund.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Madrid

M. Ruano Mayoral has noticed that our data for Madrid (Spain) missed one station on the Cercanías C5 line.
It appeared 2 or 3 others stations were also missing. And while checking the network, I have adjusted trip times on all the Cercanías lines, which should now be accurate within 1 minute.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Lyon

L. Freund noticed a small change on a night bus service in Lyon (France).

Copenhagen

C. Hindsgaul reported station name changes in the Copenhagen (Denmark) subway. He also provided one additional bus line.

Monday, October 09, 2006

New York

219St station reopens today in New York (USA). You may download an updated file from here or using our online update services.

Paris (works)

Station "Chemin Vert" is closed for works in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next
update planned on (or around) Monday, October 16th.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Minor updates (cont'd)

Following on my previous efforts, I have updated another batch of databases (Adana, Ankara, Bakou, Bursa, Calcutta, Cardiff, Catania, Charleroi, Chennai, Davos, Dnepropetrovsk, Guadalajara, Haifa, Hiroshima, Hradec Kralove, Izmir, Krasnoyarsk, Kryvoy Rog, Kuala Lumpur, Mülheim-Oberhausen, Nizhnii Novgorod, Palermo, Plzen, Pyongyang, Salt Lake City, Samara, Sheffield, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Teheran, Ulaanbaator, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan !!!) and this time, some of the changes are not "minor", actually...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Köln

W. Wöhlert reported the opening (apparently in May) of a new stop on the Stadtbahn network in Köln (Germany).

Mumbai

I was informed that a stop was missing on one route of our Mumbai (India) database.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Paris (works)

Station "St Sébastien-Froissart" will reopen tomorrow morning in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next
update planned on (or around) Monday, October 9th.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Paris (works)

Station "Maraîchers" will close tomorrow morning in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next
update planned on (or around) Tuesday, October 3rd.

Madrid

There was some confusion over the connection between Acacias & Embajadores stations in the Madrid (Spain) subway, which has been closed for some time... N. Knapp has been there to check and it appears it is opened again.

You may download an updated file here or use our online update services to upgrade.

Minor updates

I have taken some time to update a number of our old and little-used databases (including Augsburg, Besançon, Brasilia, Caen, Croydon, Fortaleza, Hakodate, Lima, Lippstadt, Padova, Porto Alegre, Rouen & Salvador), adding transport system icons, operating times, reference information...

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Clermont-Ferrand

P. Mazeau has prepared the data for the network in Clermont-Ferrand (France), which will be be completely transformed on October 26th, with the opening of a new tram line.

Madrid

Service on line 3 resumes this morning in Madrid (Spain). Information received from N. Knapp & Enrique.

You may download an updated file here or use our online update services to upgrade.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Offenburg

F. Wissler has sent the bus & railway network in and around the city of Offenburg (Germany).

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Frankfurt am Main

T. Atzert has sent an update for some of the S-Bahn lines in Franfurt am Main (Germany). And since some of these lines are also present in our Mainz file, I have changed that one as well.

Smart Download

I have fixed a bug on our Smart Download service.

Now, when you select "Older Version" for your current version, you will be able to download any database you select, even if it has not been updated for years...

Braunschweig

L. Freund reports some changes on the Braunschweig (Germany) network.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Rhein-Neckar

F. Markgraf has spotted an error (an extra connection on the S-Bahn lines) in our Rhein-Neckar (Germany) database and I also found one myself...

Paris (works)

Station "Rue des Boulets" reopened this morning in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, October 2nd.

As a side note, the new Brussels files are now available through our regular online update channels.

Moscow

D. Batarin reported an error in our Moscow (Russia) database, in the form of a missing connection.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Brussels

I have finally found time to rebuild our databases for Brussels (Belgium), on the (excellent) input provided by L. Debacker, as usual ;-)

You may download the new files: Bruxelles.pdb and/or Brussel.pdb. However, you should be aware they have not been thoroughly tested yet (that's the reason why I don't publish them through our online update tools).

Madrid

Line 7 will start running again tomorrow morning in Madrid (Spain).

You may download an updated file here or use our online update services to upgrade.

Paris (works)

Station "Liège" is closing tomorrow morning for renovation in Paris (France). Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Wednesday, September 27th.

Barcelona

M. Lecollinet reports the opening last July of a new Cercanías line to the airport in Barcelona (Spain). While adding it, I have tried to improve the trip times estimates on all the Cercanías.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Freiburg im Breisgau

F. Wissler sent an update for Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), including changes on night bus lines, new railway routes and a few other additions.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Lyon

L. Freund has reported minor changes on some bus routes in Lyon (France) and I found an error in the file...

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Brest

C. Guyon, from Bibus - the transport authority in Brest (France) - has sent me the "official" update to the bus network. I have fixed a few minor errors on the database we provided with the latest release.

Riga, Minsk & Rhein-Ruhr

F. Wilhelm provided the data for the bus network in Riga (Latvia). However I have some trouble because it turns out to be too large for the program (yes, it has some limitations, as well as the small devices on which it runs). We will see what we can do about that...

He also suggested fixes for minor errors in the Minsk (Belarus) and Rhein-Ruhr (Germany) databases.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Amsterdam

After "Bubu" wrote about errors in the Amsterdam (Netherlands) database, K. de Bondt has provided a correction for line 18.

"Bubu", if you read this, it would be much more efficient handling bug reports by mail...

Paris (works)

Two more subway stations are closing this morning in Paris (France). Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Wednesday, September 27th.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

MetrO 5.4.4

The new version of MetrO has been released. See the details on our web site.

This version does not include recent important changes in the Brussels network, an interim release may be published when I have time to update the database.

London

Service to Heathrow airport terminal 4 in London (UK) resumed this morning on the Picaddilly line. I took the opportunity to describe it more accurately in our database.

Works are ongoing on the Waterloo & City line, which will be closed on Saturday until mid-December.

These changes will be included in our soon-to-be-released version 5.4.4 but you may download it here as well.

New York

Service on line M in New York (USA) is suspended between 36th St and Bay Parkway during rush hours.

One station closed for works was supposed to reopen today but the reopening has been postponed.

The updated database will be included in the new version (coming shortly) but you may also download it here.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Wien

There have been some changes on the subway & tramway systems in Wien/Vienna (Austria) since our last update (we really need help on this city: nobody seems to care...).

I also added operating times for better usability.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Berlin

M. Cisielski reported a minor change in the Berlin (Germany) network and noticed that the latest version (with the works update) was not available on i-MetrO. This has been fixed.

Paris (works)

Station Cardinal Lemoine is being closed for 2 monthes in Paris (France). Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next (important) update planned on Monday, September 18th.

London

The Waterloo & City line reopens this morning in London (UK). I was informed by N. Ledger.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

St. Louis, MO

The Metrolink Shrewsbury branch (a.k.a. "Cross County Metrolink") is now operating in St. Louis, MO (USA). And the fares have changed as well...

Madrid

Enrique sent me a notice about the works in Madrid (Spain), for the closure of line 7 starting today. A partial replacement bus service is in place.

You may download an updated file here or use our online update services to upgrade.

Next update planned on September 25th. Come back here for fresh news.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Freiburg im Breisgau

F. Wissler send the data for two S-Bahn lines to add to our database for Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany).

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Melbourne

The tram service in Melbourne (Australia) will run one hour later on Friday and Saturday nights, starting next week (notice by D. Pickett).

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

London

G. Newman sent me a mail about the closure of Regent's Park station until June 2007 in London (UK).

Since it looks like there are lots of disruptions planned during the coming monthes, I might start a special "works" version, as I do for Paris...

Montpellier

J. Boudot (?) reported fare changes (hikes, of course) on the TAM network in Montpellier (France).

Monday, September 04, 2006

Paris (works)

Another station is closing this morning in Paris (France). Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next (important) update planned on Monday, September 11th.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Paris (works)

Service on lines 6 & RER B in Paris (France) is now fully restored. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next (important) update planned on Monday, September 4th.

Friday, September 01, 2006

MetrO for PalmOS

I have discovered a minor bug in the way the program handles the PalmOS "Dynamic Input Area" on the city list. This will be fixed in the next release.

Moscow

An extension to line 4 in Moscow (Russia) has opened this week.

Madrid

Works on line 8 of the Madrid (Spain) subway end today. You may download an updated file here or use our online update services to upgrade.

Other changes are planned on September 9th & 25th. Come back here for fresh news.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Paris

The SNCF has finally released some details about the recent changes on the suburban rail network (RER & Transilien service to Ermont-Eaubonne) in Paris (France).

Brest

There are minor changes on the bus network in Brest (France), including the end of the summer service to the beaches ("Bus des Plages").

Völklingen

M. Kaiser sent the data for the bus network in Völklingen (Germany), a city close to Saarbrücken (which might be next on the agenda).

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Manila

P. Pantaleon let me add 2 bus lines to our database for Manila (Philippines).

Monday, August 28, 2006

Madrid

Enrique informed me that the works on lines 1, 6 and 10 in Madrid (Spain) are finished and their service is restored. Since this represent an important update to our database, you may download it right no, either here or through our usual online update services.

Other changes are planned on September 1st and 9th. Come back here for fresh news.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

London

N.P.G. Smith signaled that the Thameslink service in London (England) has been taken over by a new company (First Capital Connect) and the old names tend to disappear.

I also discovered that the same company now operates the Great Northern line and that another company (ONE) operates the West Anglia & Great Eastern lines.

Colmar

E. Biellmann provided the information for the bus network in Colmar (France).

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Paris (works)

The summer works are coming to an end in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next (important) update planned on Saturday, September 2nd.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Guangzhou

L. Freund sent notice about 2 stations having changed their names on the Guangzhou (China) subway line 4.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Berlin

M. Ciesielski reports some works in the Berlin (Germany) subway, affecting services on lines U1, U2 and U3 (plus a new temporary U12 line).

Given the impact of this on the network, I am releasing the file at once: you may download it here.

Morges

A new line will open next week in Morges (Switzerland). C. Chervet provided the information.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Istanbul

V. Minas noticed that our database for Istanbul (Turkey) was missing a recently opened funicular/subway line. An extension on the tram line was also required...

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Paris (works)

Station "Eglise d'Auteuil" reopened this morning in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next (important) update planned on Saturday, August 26th.

Eindhoven

D. Maas provided the complete bus network for Eindhoven (Netherlands) along with some railway lines.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Santiago

M. Toledo reports the opening of a new subway line in Santiago (Chile): line 4A, creating a link between lines 2 & 4.

Icon change

Recently, I have had a few strong reactions to the tiny "bomb" icon that denotes an obsolete file in the city list in the MetrO program. Although I think this is quite exagerated, I will replace this icon with an exclamation mark in future releases.

Just for the record, I created the image after the (in)famous bomb I got so often on startup in the old days when I worked on a MacOS system...

Sunday, August 13, 2006

New York

A.H. Li sent a notice about some important changes on the PATH rail system in New York (USA) as well as temporary changes (for works) in the subway.

Given the nature of the updates, I have released an intermediate file. You may get it here or through our usual "live" update services.

The closed station are simply marked as "closed" in this file. I may try to do better in the near future... Another update should come on September 18th at the latest (with the reopening of one station).

Oslo

A new subway section will open in Oslo (Norway) on August 20th and it will impact many bus services as well.

A. Norling, who reported the change, also provided a few additional bus lines and our database now contains almost all the transport systems in the city (the remaining bus lines are express lines or operate only on peak hours).

No news?

You may have noticed that there has been little news from MetrO these days.

Although it is holiday time for most people (at least here in France), I am actually very busy (with my job) and I don't have any free time left, even during the week-ends...

This situation may last a few more weeks but I will try to keep up with the most urgent updates. I hope I will be able to post some news about our files for New York, Oslo and maybe Manila before tonight.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

i-MetrO server down (and up again 1 hour later ;-)

The i-MetrO service is currently unavailable because of (yet) unidentified problems on the server. We are currently investigating the issue and will do our best to have it running again as soon as possible.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Update (9AM CET): the service is up and running again :-)

Monday, August 07, 2006

MetrO 5.4.3

After some late problems, we have finally released the new version of MetrO, with a few new cities and other updates...

See the details on the MetrO web site.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Paris (works)

Two stops reopen today in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Tuesday, August 22nd.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Chongqing

I have come accross a new network to add, with the monorail in Chongqing (China). Although it is a monorail it partly runs underground... The database will be available in "english" (alphabet, that is) and (simplified) chinese.

Madrid

N. Knapp (as usual) reported more works affecting lines 1 and 10 in Madrid (Spain), for the month of August.

The new database is exceptionnally available here and it will also be distributed through our online update tools on Tuesday.

Annecy

P. Mazeau has sent the data for the bus network in Annecy (France).

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Paris (works)

The special tram T1 service is slightly extended this morning. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Tuesday, August 1st.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

MetrO setup for Windows Mobile

Owners of Windows Mobile devices may have noticed that, in our recent releases, we included a single setup program for both PocketPC & Smartphone editions. However this required some users to upgrade ActiveSync to version 4.1, which turned out to be a bad idea for older systems (thanks, Microsoft, that was a real nice move).

Consequently, we have reverted to different setups for PocketPC and Smartphone versions. The standard "metro.zip" package still contains both but they are now in separate directories: /PocketPC (for PocketPC devices, including Phone Edition) and /SmartPhone (well, for smartphones, obviously :-).

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

MetrO for Symbian S60 3rd Edition

Frank has just released an almost final version of MetrO for Symbian S60 3rd Edition. This version is designed for the recent series of smartphones from Nokia, including the E50, E60, E61, E70, N71, N72, N73, N80, N91, N93, 3250, 5500 and possibly others.

A few minor features may still be missing or incomplete but it should run without any bug.

Check the S60 page on our site and download the MetrO package from Handango.

Paris (works)

Today, two stations are reopening and one is closing in the Paris métro. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Saturday, July 29th.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Seoul

JaeHyun Shim reports the opening of 2 stations on line 1 in Seoul (Korea).

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

MetrUp 1.3.3

There is another release for MetrUp after some reports of problems with some mobile operator gateways (which do not correctly process plain old HTTP 1.0 requests...). You may download the software from our MetrUp page.

I want to apologize to one guy who reported this problem and whom I could not contact directly again since I lost his mail address, for some reason. I just hope this release will solve the issue for him as well.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Paris (works)

Starting today, the Tram T1 and RER C services are interrupted on part of their routes.

Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next (important) update planned on Monday, July 24th.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Vancouver

D. Nguyen sent another set of bus lines for our Vancouver (Canada) database, along with a few updates to the existing file and a lot of new places of interest.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Los Angeles

E. P. Scott reports a number of changes in Los Angeles (USA), mostly on the Metro bus & rail networks.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Washington

M. Craft sent me a notice about the MCI Center in Washington (USA) having been renamed the Verizon Center, since the merger between the companies.

Minor update but there's nothing like accuracy ;-)

Warsaw

L. Vorberg has done a wonderful job in adding the tram network to our Warsaw (Poland) database, which was not very useful until now with just one subway line and one light rail line...

Paris (works)

For this long week-end (starting with the french national holiday), the T2 tram line in Paris (France) will see its service limited to half of its usual route.

Download the updated "temporary" files:
You may also use our online update services to download the files.

Next (important) update planned on Monday, July 17th.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

České Budějovice

P. Zampach sent the information to build a database for the city of České Budějovice (Czech Republic) and its bus & trolleybus netowrk.

New York

S. White sent me another batch of changes for our New York (USA) database, including the addition of a new Light Rail line in Newark, opening next Monday. Some changes also affect our file for Philadelphia.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Paris (works)

The SNCF announced service disruptions in Paris (France) on the RER A (Cergy and Poissy branches, for the week-end) and RER B (service to CDG airport in the late evening).

Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next (important) update planned on Monday, July 17th.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Madrid

Since I don't know yet when we will publish our next release, you may download the updated database for Madrid (Spain) here.
It should be also available on our online update tools tomorrow morning (CET).

MetrUp

A major bug has been detected in MetrUp version 1.3.1 and I have released a new version (1.3.2) to fix it. You are strongly encouraged to download and install this update.

Download MetrUp 1.3.2 here.

If you have used version 1.3.1, it may have left incorrect files in the Metro directory on your memory card: if you find files with a .old extension, you should rename them to .pdb (simply removing all the .old extensions that appear).

I'm really sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Arpajonais

P. Olivier started a new database for the Arpajonais (France), including bus lines for the town of Arpajon and its neighbourhood (south of Paris) and with links to Paris.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Madrid

Because of works for the construction of a new station, service on line 6 in Madrid (Spain) is disrupted (no traffic between 2 stations on the loop) until the end of August.

WayFinder Earth features i-MetrO

WayFinder, the mobile navigation specialist, has announced on June 29th the availability of a beta version of WayFinder Earth, which embarks the public transportation navigation service from i-MetrO.

This release marks one of the first attempts from a global service provider to provide true multi-modal navigation.

Read the full WayFinder press release.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Karlsruhe

B. Carty reported that some services have changed on the tram network in Karlsruhe (Germany). I have checked the whole file and fixed a number of minor errors as well.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Bogotá

J. Bonilla reported a pair of typos in our Bogotá (Colombia) database.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Chicago

N. Hawkins reports the opening last week of a new service in Chicago (USA).

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Vancouver

D. Nguyen provided minor updates and 2 additional bus services for our Vancouver (Canada) database.

New York & Philadelphia

S. White has followed up on his previous message: the change on the NJT North East Corridor has to be made in the Philadelphia (USA) file too and he suggested improvements on some of the Metro North services in the New York (USA) database.

Paris (works)

Station Charonne reopens today. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, July 17th, with many important disruptions for the summer.

Friday, June 30, 2006

MetrO 5.4.2 bug

M. Yawitz reported an annoying bug in the latest release.

It affects only Palm users who installed files for Hokkaido, Kyoto/Osaka, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo and/or Tokyo on an external memory card. These cities are listed under "garbage" names in the city list. No other side-effect should occur.

I have fixed this problem and you may download again the MetrO package if you're affected.

New York

S. White reported a minor error on one of the New Jersey Transit lines in New York (USA). I took the opportunity to check and improve the trip times on the NJT rail lines.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Lost mail about Frankfurt

I have reasons to believe that a mail about some changes in Frankfurt (Germany) was flagged as spam by Yahoo! Mail and disappeared before I could read it.

If the person who sent it read this could she/he try again? Sorry for the inconvenience...

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Busan

J. Shim reported the opening of a new subway line in Busan (Korea), which I missed at the end of 2005... He also noticed minor errors in the Seoul & Incheon databases.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Newcastle upon Tyne

M. Dulerm sent me a number of bus lines to add to our Newcastle upon Tyne (England) database.

Madrid

Another line (#7) is affected by works in the Madrid subway, until the end of September. N. Knapp sent me a notice.

Monday, June 26, 2006

MetrO 5.4.2

The new release is out, without much change on the programs but with more than 30 cities updated.

See the details on the MetrO web site.

Paris (works)

Line 6 is closed between Place d'Italie & Bercy, from today until September 1st. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Saturday, July 1st.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Brest

M. Pouliquen reported a few minor errors on our Brest (France) database and suggested the addition of the "Bus des Plages" ("Beaches bus") running during the summer.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Paris (works)

Line 14 will close entirely tomorrow at 22:00 (a shuttle bus will operate between Gare de Lyon & Bibliothèque F. Mitterand). Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, June 26th (an important one!).

Wien/Vienna

With the help of M. Holzer, I am trying to update the night bus network for Wien/Vienna (Austria) which has changed a lot since our last revision.

Seoul

J. Shim submitted a significant update for the Seoul (Korea) network, in its korean version. I also reported some changes in the "alphabetic" version.

Spammers

If the stupid guy from "Car Seats" does not stop trashing this blog, I will have to restrict comments to registered users again.

I would be sorry for the inconvenience induced to our legitimate readers.

Beijing

L. Freund provided some information for our Beijing (China) database, which will improve the program's accuracy over estimated trip times.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Paris

Among a series of minor changes in our various Paris (France) databases, I have added the new "Musée du Quai Branly" which opens tomorrow. Unfortunately it is quite far from any subway station (about 15 min. by walk, in a rather nice place, however).

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Tianjin

The subway line in Tianjin (China) is now in trial operation and it looks like the right time to update our database...

Paris - Fête de la Musique 2006

For the Fête de la Musique (a.k.a. World Music Day), a special transport service (named "Nuit Festive") will run in Paris (France) during the night of June 21st to 22nd.

We have prepared the corresponding file for Métro, covering the subway, RER, Transilien (suburban railway) & Noctilien (night bus) services.

Download ParisNuitFestive.pdb or discover the service on i-Métro (also available on the i-Mode and WAP versions, of course).

Paris (works)

Station "Lamarck Caulaincourt" reopened this morning. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Saturday, June 24th.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

New York

R. Marrero reported a missing connection in our New York (USA) database, as well as a few other changes that needed to be done (regarding obsolete service alerts).

Monday, June 12, 2006

Madrid

With N. Knapp's help, I added the bus lines going to the Barajas airport in the Madrid (Spain) database.

Paris (works)

The service on line 14 is normal again but another station (Eglise d'Auteuil) closes this morning in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Saturday, June 17th.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Amsterdam, Den Haag (The Hague) & Rotterdam

There has been a major update on the tram & bus services in Amsterdam (Netherlands) on May 28th. K. de Bondt sent the new data.

He also provided minor changes for Den Haag & Rotterdam (mostly one line being closed until October 1st).

Friday, June 09, 2006

Paris (works)

Station Alésia will re-open tomorrow and part of line 14 will be closed this week-end in the Paris (France) subway. And the RATP and the SNCF announce a lot of disruptions planned for the summer. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Sunday, June 11th.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Prague

M. Thomas reports that, with the opening of a new terminal at the Prague (Czech Republic) airport, the bus services have changed a bit.

Nürnberg

L. Freund suggested some improvements on our Nürnberg (Germany) database.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Paris (works)

Normal service is restored this morning on the RER line C in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Friday, June 9th.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Madrid

N. Knapp reports some temporary changes in the Madrid (Spain) subway, due to continuing works to improve the network.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Perth

G. Campbell provided one additional bus line (Circleroute 98/99) for our Perth (Australia) database.

Taipei

The "Bannan" subway line in Taipei (Taiwan) is extended to Yongning, starting today.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Rostock

L. Freund reported a few minor errors and added some places of interest for our Rostock (Germany) database.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Paris (works)

Works will occur in the late evenings from Monday to Thursday on the RER line C in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Friday, June 2nd.

Dresden & Braunschweig

L. Freund sent updates for the networks in Dresden and Braunschweig (Germany).

Porto

A new line opened in the Porto (Portugal) metro, linking the airport to the center of the city.

Stuttgart

S. Engelen provided the data for 3 night bus lines in Stuttgart (Germany). Quite a number of the existing lines remain to be added, though ;-)

Prague

Line A in the Prague (Czech Republic) metro has been extended with a new station.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Luxembourg

The bus network in Luxembourg has changed this month (and nobody reported the fact!).

Edmonton

J. Siu sent a list of major bus lines to add to our Edmonton (Canada) database, hopefully making it a lot more useful than it was with its previous single subway line.
He also provided a few places of interest for the file.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Berlin (cont'd)

Given the extent of the changes planned in Berlin (Germany) next week, I am releasing a test version of the new database. If you find errors in the file, please remember to send me your report (at the address you will find in the software).

Download it here.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Berlin

As reported by M. Ciesielski, the new central station in Berlin (Germany) will open on May 28th and there will be quite a lot of changes on the transportation system as a consequence.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Magdeburg

L. Freund sent a significant update for the tram network in Magdeburg (Germany), which was in a serious need of one, not having been checked since 2002...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Paris (works)

Station Iéna will be closed starting tomorrow in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, May 29th.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

MetrUp

MetrUp, the "MetrO updater" utility for PalmOS comes in a new version (1.3.1), with the following changes:
  • Safer updates (if any error occurs during the update process, the old file is restored)
  • Access to the web service on our new server (see below)
  • Minor bug fix
For more details (and a download), see the MetrUp web page.

i-MetrO

Our online MetrO service, i-MetrO, is changing these days:
  • It is hosted on our new server (see below) at http://imetro.nanika.net (remember to update your bookmarks and other links)
    The service should automatically detect whether you access it from a WEB or WAP browser. If you experience any problem, you may also use a more detailed URL. See details on our i-MetrO web page.

  • A new version for the Google Homepage is now available. To add i-MetrO to your personal Google Homepage, click on the button: Add to Google

A new web host for MetrO!

Some of you may have already noticed that we have started hosting our web site and services on a new server, in the hope that it will be more reliable and faster.

But it also allows us to host all our services under the same "nanika.net" domain name. Consequently, you should update your links to the new (simpler) URLs:

The existing links pointing to http://nanika.net/Metro are still operational and will be for the foreseeable future. On the other hand, if you use links pointing to chotto.free.fr, we strongly recommend an update since we will stop updating this server in the coming monthes.

Paris (works)

Two stations should re-open this morning in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, May 22nd.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Paris (works)

Two more stations have been closed for renovation works this morning in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, May 19th.

Morges

C. Chervet prepared and sent the data for the bus network in Morges (Switzerland), on the Lake Léman.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Carcassonne

M. Dulerm sent an update for the bus network in Carcassonne (France), including a line to the famous "Cité", operating only in summer.

Seattle

M. Andersson reports that the 2 lines we have for Seattle, WA (USA), namely the vintage trolley and the monorail, are closed. Instead of removing the city from our list, I will add a "closed" comment to the database title.

Grenoble

A new tram line will start operating in Grenoble (France) later this month. S. Blanchard sent me the data for this line as well as the related and extensive changes on the bus network.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Frankfurt am Main

M. Schmitt reported a stop name change in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). However, given that our data is getting old, I'm afraid more changes might be required...

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Genève

P. Essellier reported a minor error in our Genève (Switzerland) database, regarding a stop that appears on network maps but not actually served (on line 3).

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Lausanne

Line m2 in Lausanne (Switzerland) has been closed last January and is replaced by a bus service (line "MB").

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

MetrO 5.4.1

The new version of MetrO is out with 4 new cities and other changes in existing cities but not much else...

Download MetrO 5.4.1 from the MetrO homepage (please note the new URL: http://metro.nanika.net).

Madrid

N. Knapp announces that the works on line 10 in Madrid (Spain) are finished.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Paris (works)

After this week-end's works, another station will close tomorrow in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, May 15th.

Bogotá

The Transmilenio bus network in Bogotá (Colombia) has been completely redesigned. R. Ramírez sent the corresponding data.

Freiburg im Breisgau

L. Vorberg sent an update for Freiburg im Bresgau (Germany), with a new tram line and major changes on bus services.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Paris (works)

There are important works this (long) week-end on lines 13 (RATP subway) and RER C (SNCF railway) in Paris (France). Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, May 8th.

Antwerpen/Anvers

L. Debacker sent me an update (with minor changes) for the tram network in Antwerpen (Belgium).

Brittany

M. Pouliquen provided a few minor improvements for our Brittany (France) databases, including Brest, Morlaix, Quimper & Landerneau.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Angers

J. Geffriaud reported some errors and other changes on the bus network in Angers (France). However, I believe this database is still not very accurate and needs more work...

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Newcastle upon Tyne

Michel Dulerm sent an important update for the Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) database, including a fix on the existing Metro lines and additional services (ferry & railway, mostly).

Würzburg

Burkhard Landskron sent some data for the city of Würzburg (Germany), including the tram lines and one bus line. I built a database upon some previous contributions by Marco Graulich & Dirk Messerschmidt which were never completed.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Web hosting

After a long time of preparation, we are currently in the process of switching our hosting service provider. It will give us more flexibility with our different web sites and services and, hopefully, better performance.

The first change you will observe is that all our services will now be available under our domain name (nanika.net). The older URLs should still be working for a while, though. Here are some useful pointers:

I have just changed the name server for the domain a few minutes ago. It may take up to 48 hours for the changes to reach every corner of the world: please be patient if you cannot reach these new URLs in the meantime.

In case of trouble, the old version of the site is still available at http://chotto.free.fr/tatami/Metro. Please send me a mail - at akaiv (at) yahoo (dot) fr - if you observe persistent problems.

Finally, I would like to thank all the users who contributed through our PayPal donation system and thus allow us to provide this more professional hosting solution.

i-Métro

Google Maps is improving these days and I integrated some of the changes in our i-Métro service:
  • A new version of the API has been released and is now used in our service. You may not see much difference but it will allow for future enhancements.
  • More important, Google has added street maps for most of Europe (only satellite images were available before). i-Métro now defaults to a map view for all the covered cities. Of course, you may still switch to the satellite view if you prefer.

Reminder: i-Métro offers maps for Bologna, Hannover (for a few stops), Copenhagen, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Sacramento (for a significant number of stops) and Paris (almost all stops).

Paris (works)

Station Ranelagh re-opens today in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Saturday, May 6th.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Madrid

After a message from N. Knapp, I removed the Chamartín replacement bus in Madrid (Spain), since it was redundant with another special service.

Monday, April 24, 2006

New York

A. Miranda reported a missing connection for the Lincoln Center in New York (USA).