Monday, February 27, 2006


The works on the light rail in Baltimore (USA) ended and the service is running to Hunt Valley again since this morning. I will update our Washington-Baltimore database accordingly.


M. Mazuryk notified me of the end of the works at 56th Street Station in Philadelphia (USA).

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Paris (works)

There are changes in the works planning in Paris (France). The T2 tram line, that was planned to be closed in the evening for 2 weeks, will finally be closed only for 2 days. Consequently, I will skip the update planned tomorrow.

Next version of the "temporary" files around March 11th.


In addition to Antwerpen and Gent, L. Debacker wrote about changes that will occur on the Brussels (Belgium) network, from March 6th.

They will be implemented a bit too early with our next release (due any time, now ;-)


L. Debacker reported important changes on the Antwerpen (Belgium) tram network. The fare increases also impact the Gand (Gent) network.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Montélimar, Voiron

Following on his contribution for Grenoble, S. Blanchard sent me the bus networks for 2 new cities to add to our list: Montélimar & Voiron (France).


After Berlin, L. Freund thought that the trip times on the S-Bahn in Hannover (Germany) were not accurate enough and he sent me the actual times, to use in our database.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


L. Freund noticed that, with the Berlin (Germany) database, the program did not always suggest the best S-Bahn option on stretches that are common to multiple lines.

I have taken their various frequencies into account and adjusted the trip times to the exact values given in the official timetables (as much as possible), which should solve the issue.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Landerneau & Brest

M. Pouliquen sent an update for the bus network in Landerneau (France) as well a a small change for the Brest file.

Paris (works)

Station "Ranelagh" will close tomorrow morning for 2 monthes, in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on February 27th.

Saturday, February 18, 2006


About three monthes ago, D. Pickett sent me the data for the whole tram network in Melbourne (Australia), along with many new places of interest.

However we had much trouble integrating it with our database because it exceeded the program capacity (and by a wide margin). Now, after some simplifications (removing the least frequent services and some of the places of interest) and various tweaks, I believe we will finally be able to release a much richer version of our file, although it may still require some adjustments.

I send special thanks to D. for her work on this project AND her patience with the delays I imposed on her...

Grenoble (cont'd)

Following on his first fixes last Thursday, S. Blanchard has provided additional data (mostly new bus lines) for the Grenoble (France) database.

Thursday, February 16, 2006


S. Blanchard has offered to check our Grenoble (France) database and update it with the latest changes. We started with fixes on the existing data, we will later add new services.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Los Angeles

E.P. Scott provided all the Metro Bus lines for our Los Angeles (USA) database, along with some changes on some of the existing data.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


A. Völlner provided the S-Bahn line colors for our Stuttgart (Germany) database.

Sunday, February 12, 2006


C. Guillou reported the opening of a new service on the bus network in Metz (France).

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


I have slightly improved my data processing tool (on the information for places of interest). Consequently some of our files will now be a bit smaller, don't worry about it : no data has been removed!


R. Wilton reported a connection error in our Köln-Bonn (Germany) database.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


With the opening of a new terminal at the Barajas airport in Madrid (Spain), we added a bus line in our database to reach it (others may be added in the future). As a bonus, we also included the airlines for each terminal in the POI information.

N. Knapp provided all the data.

Praha / Prague

M. Thomas sent information for 4 bus routes to the airport, to add to the Praha (Czech Republic) database.

Monday, February 06, 2006


Just in time for the Winter Olympics, the new "Metropolitana" opens today in Torino (Italy). Our database has been updated for the new service (unfortunately, it only contains this single line).


M. Dulerm sent additional places of interest, with detailed information, for the city of Toulouse (France).

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Paris (works)

Station "Simplon" re-opened yesterday and the RATP changed its planning (they seem to be trying to keep stations opened during the works). Download the updated "temporary" files for the Paris (France) subway:

Next update planned on February 21st.

Hampton Roads

K.A. Lipscomb completed his first submission with the routes in the north of the region, so that the network now covers all of the Hampton Roads, VA (USA) area.

Friday, February 03, 2006


After the opening of a new tunnel section for tram lines, services have changed on the tram network in Bochum (Germany).

Thursday, February 02, 2006


K. Zoerhoff sent an update for the Metra network in Chicago (USA).


L. Freund sent some corrections and additions (places of interest) for the city of Guangzhou (China).

Buenos Aires

J.P. Gorgati noticed 2 (minor) errors on a railway line in our Buenos Aires (Argentina) database.

And he later sent me an additional line (Tren de la Costa).