Monday, July 07, 2014

Live Boston Train Maps

If you want to track trains in real time on the Boston MBTA you now have a choice of two different maps.

The Boston Train Track shows the current position of Boston trains on an OpenStreetMap. The trains are color-coded by line and the train markers indicate the direction of travel. If you want more information you should check out the Live MBTA map.

The Live MBTA is not as pretty as the Boston Train Track map. The use of OpenStreetMap transit lines gives the Train Track map an aesthetic edge. However the Live MBTA includes more information about the individual trains, including the train number, the trains' destination and whether a train is on time or is running late.

The Live MBTA map also gives you a few options about which trains and routes you want to visualize on the map.

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