So, it’s been a fairly exciting week for all data geeks alike! I’ve been working on a pretty simple real-time map, currently polled once
a minute from once every 15 seconds from the TfNSW APIs. At the moment, it only supports trains (that’s Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink services). Once a few issues are resolved by the TfNSW Open Data team, I’ll include buses, light rail and ferries. Hopefully, I’ll also be able to increase the frequency of data polling. Trains, buses, light rail and ferries are now all on the map Stopping patterns for each service is also coming soon – pending the resolution of this issue.
- NSW TrainLink services that are travelling within Sydney Trains’ network currently shown with duplicate markers. Logic is required to filter out NSW Trains data when it enters the metropolitan network since GPS data is delayed by ~5 mins and isn’t always accurate.
- Hunter Line services are not labeled.
- Clicking on marker shows the full extent of the route. It should be truncated to start and end station for the trip.
- Stopping patterns are missing in action pending resolution of this issue.
Feedback & suggestions are always appreciated
Link: TfNSW real-time map