Live train map for the London Underground

Posted in Design, Google, Other Stuff, viral by tomgooday on June 21, 2010

http://traintimes.org.uk:81/map/tube/

This map shows all trains on the London Underground network in approximately real time. The yellow pins are stations, the red pins trains. I think this could be a really useful tool, especially if it was on hand held devices…excellent visualisation tool.

How does it work?

Live departure data is fetched from the TfL API, and then it does a bit of maths and magic. It’s surprisingly okay given this was done in only a few hours at Science Hackday

Who did this?

Matthew Somerville (with helpful hinderances from Frances Berriman and James Aylett). Source code.

Cant believe this is all constructed in one day. Quite amazing. Hats off.

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