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on January 14, 2009 at 1:06:17 am

UK Trains


Disruption alerts for UK train services by Twitter


Inspired by this tweet from MP Tom Watson and enabled by the excellent BBC Backstage and their travel feeds, this service tweets disruption alerts for 25 UK train operators.  The original data, collected and published by the BBC, is processed by Yahoo Pipes and tweeted via TwitterfeedTweetlater provides the automated welcome DM.


@uktrains - Alerts for services from all 25 companies below.


For alerts limited to the operators that interest you follow individual rail operator(s) from the list below:

@uktr_arrivawale - Arriva Trains Wales

@uktr_c2c - c2c

@uktr_cc - CrossCountry

@uktr_chiltern - Chiltern Railways

@uktr_eastanglia - National Express East Anglia

@uktr_eastcoast - National Express East Coast

@uktr_eastmid - East Midlands Trains

@uktr_firstcc - First Capital Connect

@uktr_firstgw - First Great Western

@uktr_gatwickexp - Gatwick Express

@uktr_grandcent - Grand Central Trains

@uktr_heathrowco - Heathrow Connect

@uktr_heathrowex - Heathrow Express

@uktr_hulltrains - Hull Trains

@uktr_islandline - Island Line
@uktr_londonmid - London Midland
@uktr_londonover - London Overground
@uktr_merseyrail - Merseyrail
@uktr_northern - Northern Rail
@uktr_scotrail - First ScotRail
@uktr_southeast - Southeastern Railway
@uktr_southern - Southern
@uktr_southwest - South West Trains
@uktr_transpenex - TransPennine Express
@uktr_virgin - Virgin Trains


I built this in the hope it would be useful to people like me who regularly commute by train and would like an easy way to be alerted to delays and disruption and to highlight that National Rail Enquiries - the people who ought to be making this information easilly available to you - prevent even non-commercial re-use in their T&Cs, prefering to charge you 25 pence per delayed train via SMS.


For any questions, suggestions, requests, complaints or kind words please contact me @bensmithuk.

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