SydneyTrains rotation/bearing data (realtime vehicle positions)


#1

Ferries, buses, nswtrains and lighhtrail all have rotational/bearing data, so why is it that sydneytrains don’t?

It could very well be a problem with my program, but it’s unlikely.

Anyone had any luck getting sydneytrains rotation/bearing?


#2

You are right, Sydney Trains vehicle position feed does not provide any bearing/rotation information. I might have read it somewhere but I cannot remember. I am also curious as why it doesn’t have bearing information (just a guess, maybe because it is using signals rather than onboard GPS systems?)


#3

That’s correct, Sydney Trains positions are based off track signals so there’s no bearing. You could always calculate it based off the last location to current location.