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Community projects

There are several community-driven projects which are creating additional datasets or adding value to existing ones. Some of these may need help - if you're interested in helping out, please get in touch with the organiser.

Existing projects

There are a number of people working on projects using rail data. Please add yourself to this list if you are too!

Who Email Project Details
Peter Hicks OpenTrainTimes First user of Network Rail data. Timetables and real-time signalling maps
Tom Cairns Realtime Trains Historical, real-time and future train schedules using TRUST and TD data
Matthew Cockburn Trains around Bristol Real-time locations using TD data STANOX field
Rob West Raildar Searchable historic train performance, statistics, departure boards and real-time location plotting
Placr TransportAPI Aggregation and analytics service for UK public transport
RailCam unknown Trackside cameras, live signalling diagrams and live rail data.
Real-time PPM unknown Real-time PPM A real-time display of PPM data and Twitter messages
Realtime UK train map Realtime UK train map A quick project to visualise some of the open data available about the UK train network.
Michael Pritchard Train Delayed Allows you to view delays on (direct) train journeys (work in progress)
Train Notifier Displays real-time train information, schedules and PPM (work in progress)
twitter account Tweets when trains leave FWY station early (work in progress) - needs to be more accurate based on TD data
Steve Ardagh-Walter Road user alerts for level crossing closures. Early stage work in progress
RDF Group Contact form Railtracker Real-time tracking of delays
Phil Wieland GIT Openrail


Open source software to download and process timetable, movement and TD streams.

Real time signalling diagrams.

Marc Siegenthaler Real-time information about level crossings.
James Singleton Huxley A CORS enabled JSON proxy for the National Rail Live Departure Board SOAP API (Darwin)
Tom Spink Scotrail Live Real-time signalling information about the Scottish rail network. Unfortunately, this has been offline for a number of months as there's currently no capacity on the Network Rail Data Feeds server for my account to be made active.