Tuesday, October 31, 2006


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


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).


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


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


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


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.


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:

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


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.


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

Saturday, October 14, 2006


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

Friday, October 13, 2006


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


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


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


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:

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


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


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:

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:

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


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...