Website of the day: Train TImes

There is something strangely heartening about today’s recommendation, simply because it harks back to an earlier age of the internet.

Once upon a time the web was for the true pioneers of code, beavering away in their bedrooms or basement bunkers to craft amazing new things from ones and zeroes. And traintimes.org.uk fits that mould quite well, we reckon.

This is a collection of (approximately) live train maps that show you where all the services are on any given line.

We fell in love with the London Underground map (yes, it was the Skyfall version, obviously), but the National Rail ones that are available for some of the major mainline stations are just as useful.

The coloured dots show, in as close to real time as you can get, exactly where each train is.

This isn’t the first time we’ve featured something that hooks into the TFL API, but with Wi-Fi now on the Tube, we reckon this might be something that could come in handy for commuters and visitors to London.

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