Friday, November 04, 2022

The Real-Time Train Map

The Signalbox Live Train Map shows the location of trains in the UK in real-time on an interactive map. Zoom-in on the Live Train Map and you can watch the trains actually moving on the map to show the trains' real-time, real world locations. 

Trains on the map are indicated by colored arrows. The arrows show the direction of travel of the train and the color indicates whether the train is delayed or running on time (green = on time, yellow = 1-10 min delay, & red = over 10 min delay). Click on an individual train marker and you can lock onto that train to track it as it moves on the map. If you select the 'view stops' option you can also see a train's entire schedule and when it is timetabled to arrive at each station on its route.

The Signalbox Live Train Map also includes a number of filtering tools. These allow you to filter the map to show only trains from a specific train company or to only show trains traveling to or from a named station. 

If you are a fan of live real-time maps of train networks then you might also like:

Travic - animated maps of over 700 transit systems around the world
OSM Tchoutchou - shows real-time trains in France, Ireland, Denmark and Finland
Train Map - a live map of the Belgium rail network
Réseau SNCF en Temps Réel - the live position of all SNCF's trains throughout France
Swiss Railways Network - the original real-time map of Swiss trains
Trafimage - the entire public transit network of Switzerland in real-time
Mini Tokyo 3D - a live real-time map of Tokyo's public transit system (in 3D)
Zugverfolgung - real-time train tracking in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.

1 comment:

obliv said...

For France, OSM Tchoutchou doesn't really work because of the lack of transparency of the SNCF. And is no longer maintain, thanks SNCF...

The best map is now by Nicolas Wurtz, an opendata dev who work for SNCF