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Old Jun 22, 10, 3:26 am   #1
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Real-time Map of London Underground Trains!

Okay, maybe I'm the only one fascinated by this, but check it out:

http://traintimes.org.uk:81/map/tube/
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Old Jun 22, 10, 3:55 am   #2
  
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Okay, maybe I'm the only one fascinated by this, but check it out:

http://traintimes.org.uk:81/map/tube/
I think it is great!!
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Old Jun 22, 10, 4:03 am   #3
  
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It also shows where stations really are which is useful to people who use the Tube to get between Leicester Square & Covent Garden or who go to Regents Park in order to get to London Zoo or who go to Notting Hill Gate from Paddington in order to get to Lancaster Gate
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Old Jun 22, 10, 4:13 am   #4
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Okay, maybe I'm the only one fascinated by this, but check it out:

http://traintimes.org.uk:81/map/tube/
Quite mesmerising.
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Old Jun 22, 10, 4:21 am   #5
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Quite mesmerising.
Indeed. I had no idea there were so many trains under London at any one time.

A few months ago I found the "live departures boards" site:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravel...partureboards/

which fits quite nicely with this little map.
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Old Jun 22, 10, 4:27 am   #6
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The Live Departures app on my iPhone is invaluable. It tells me in the morning whether I need to

* Hustle through Victoria (train in 4 mins)
* Saunter (5-6 mins)
* Enough time for coffee (7-9)
* Get a cab (10 or over)

The National Rail live arrivals/departures is equally useful.
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Old Jun 23, 10, 7:03 am   #7
  
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that is really cool....and indeed mesmorizing....


Yes, "Live Departures" is a godsend.
Much like the hustle/saunter/coffee/cab scale, living only a few minutes walk from my tube station, it tells me what I have time for before I have to leave, from having plenty of time for a cuppa, or "oh crap, you really needed to be on that train a few minutes ago" to "change pages to TFL Journey Planner to find the alternate route"....
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Old Jun 23, 10, 10:48 am   #8
  
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Just a pitty it is running on a non standard port and blocked to plenty of people while they are behind corporate firewalls.

[Ok it's only a slightly non standard port, but plenty of places will have almost everything blocked.]
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Old Jun 24, 10, 3:17 am   #9
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I stumbled onto a similar site for Helsinki last year when I was there. It was useful in learning the flow of the routes before setting out on the journey (especially the first one).
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Okay, maybe I'm the only one fascinated by this, but check it out:

http://traintimes.org.uk:81/map/tube/
this is superb! thanks for sharing
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Old Jun 25, 10, 7:39 am   #11
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this is superb! thanks for sharing
The pleasure's mine.
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Old Jun 25, 10, 7:52 am   #12
  
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Now we just need a mobile version.
"Your train will be pulling in in about 30 seconds, the next one is 5 minutes behind; you better start running."
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Old Jun 26, 10, 1:32 am   #13
  
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It's amazing how watching some dots move along a line can be so engrossing.

This has now been added to my collection of "watching dots move" which includes http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/ as well as http://www.flightradar24.com/
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Old Jun 30, 10, 9:28 am   #14
  
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Dunno why but I keep getting the urge to play 'Mornington Crescent' when I see that site
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