[iRail] The NMBS results are hiding a lot of delays!

mathias baert mathiasbaert at gmail.com
Sun Jan 9 14:57:49 UTC 2011

Apart from delays, the MIVB/STIB connection information is also sometimes
wrong with the HAFAS data:
MIVB/STIB has 4 kinds of timetable: weekdays, weekdays during
schoolholidays, saturdays and sundays
they also have a calendar of which timetable is valid for each day of the
The HAFAS information doesn't seem to use this calendar,
and ends up using the wrong timetable during (some?) school holidays and
special holidays
I've seen and verified this several times around christmas and new year.

On 9 January 2011 15:50, Christophe Versieux
<christophe.versieux at gmail.com>wrote:

>  Hello all!
> While testing the application in order to make a cool update, I just
> noticed that the NMBS and the HAFAS module (the API) are giving wrong
> results compared to railtime/infrabel.
> Have a look at the screenshot in attachment, you can see a lot of delays in
> Infrabel information, *between 5 and 40 minutes!*
> *
> These delays are not reported in the API & in the NMBS website!*
> I think that that should be interesting to make these results public.
> What do you think?
> Pieter, when you ask me why I don't use the API for liveboards, you have
> your answer. I currently use Infrabel information that always give me better
> results.
> Kind regards,
> Christophe
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