With the announcement of our partnership with ScotRail earlier this week, we’re pleased to bring you something new. Know Your Train is all about giving you information about the train operating your journey.
Using live data from the train operators, we are able to provide you with more detail than has been seen before on the UK rail network.
Many passengers on the railway network are unfamiliar with the different types of trains that the many train operators run: we’re able to show a picture of what the train will look like and how long it will actually be. If the train is too long for your screen, just scroll over and the rest will show.
Using a database we’ve built in co-operation with the operator, we’re able to tell you what facilities are onboard. If the train is formed of multiple portions (units), common facilities throughout the train are always shown on the top right.
Some operators operate different types of train with different onboard facilities, for instance one type may not have power sockets: we’ll highlight that on the diagram. An example is shown below1.
The currently included features are: onboard wi-fi, bicycle spaces, disabled access, toilets, power and USB sockets.
At the moment, it’s on a portion by portion basis, or unit by unit in railway parlance, but we intend to be able to identify facilities on a coach by coach basis in the future.
There’s a lot more coming in this area to further improve the information being delivered to passengers so watch this space.
This service currently supports selected services operated by ScotRail running with class 158, 334, 380 or 385 multiple units. We will be rolling it out to further ScotRail rolling stock types in the future.
Photo courtesy of ScotRail
- For the purposes of this example, we removed power sockets from a three car class 380 in our database. It is not representative of the actual class 380 fleet. [return]