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Offline Spoddendale

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Traveline S East & E Anglia
« on: October 23, 2020, 12:04:18 PM »
I was saddened to read a report in the November 2020 issue of ‘Buses’ magazine that the Traveline South East and East Anglia website closed down at the end of September. The reason cited is that they do not have the funds to update the software powering the site which worked less satisfactorily on phones than on conventional computer screens. (I only use the latter).

Whilst I have never personally liked using such sites because of the quite nonsensical routings they often come up with, what I have been totally grateful for has been the availability of full timetables in a clearly readable and printable PDF format. This is very useful in order to see a seven days a week schedule.

Happily, the Traveline West Midlands site can provide a similar ‘look and feel’ website (well, at least for the time being).

For those interested yet unfamiliar with how to access the PDF timetables the way to do it is first to follow this link:

http://www.travelinemidlands.co.uk/wmtis/XSLT_SELTT_REQUEST?language=en

Key in the service number and operator then ‘Submit’.
 
Click ‘Timetable’

The different days and directions options appear which are self-explanatory but if you wish to see the PDF style timetable click the ‘Printable Timetable (PDF)’ box.


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Re: Traveline S East & E Anglia
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 01:12:36 PM »
I was saddened to read a report in the November 2020 issue of ‘Buses’ magazine that the Traveline South East and East Anglia website closed down at the end of September. The reason cited is that they do not have the funds to update the software powering the site which worked less satisfactorily on phones than on conventional computer screens. (I only use the latter).

Whilst I have never personally liked using such sites because of the quite nonsensical routings they often come up with, what I have been totally grateful for has been the availability of full timetables in a clearly readable and printable PDF format. This is very useful in order to see a seven days a week schedule.

Happily, the Traveline West Midlands site can provide a similar ‘look and feel’ website (well, at least for the time being).

For those interested yet unfamiliar with how to access the PDF timetables the way to do it is first to follow this link:

http://www.travelinemidlands.co.uk/wmtis/XSLT_SELTT_REQUEST?language=en

Key in the service number and operator then ‘Submit’.
 
Click ‘Timetable’

The different days and directions options appear which are self-explanatory but if you wish to see the PDF style timetable click the ‘Printable Timetable (PDF)’ box.


David


Sorry to say that this site is also falling down - does'nt seem to know about Stagecoach East Midlands let alone  route 57 Spalding - Boston - Skegness
Journey planner only uses Brylaines B13 for trips between Spalding and Boston

Very sad to what must be the end of the site.

Edit by TCD813: correcting html
« Last Edit: October 23, 2020, 05:53:21 PM by TCD813 »

Offline HughT

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Re: Traveline S East & E Anglia
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 01:24:38 PM »
At least traveline.info knows about the 57! Is included in journey planning results. And you can download the timetable.

Which begs a question re the relationship between the area Traveline sites (those that survive) and the "main" (parent?) site...