Just brilliant @uk_trains

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Blogger at the excellent Mobile Industry Review, Ben Smith has developed one of the most useful services to emerge from the event that will become known to many as #uksnow.

UK trains is a BBC Backstage powered mash-up which sends travel update information from all the UK Train Operating companies to dedicated twitter feeds, so for me to find out if my train to work in running I just need to follow @uktr_southwest.

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This morning most of the official web sources of public transport information failed under the weight of traffic, which just highlights, as Ben points out the, the value of publishing transport information via as many online channels as possible.

It would be great for example to be able to offer transit information for London of Google Maps as happens in New York or Chicago, perhaps fellow Londoners you might ask Transport for London why this is not possible ?

 

Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.

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