[iRail] liveboards arrival time messed up

bert bruynooghe bert.bruynooghe at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 20:37:50 UTC 2012

Hi Tim,

using timeSel=arrive or timeSel=departure doesn't make any difference
in giving back the time of the vehicle. I expect at least one minute
differnce between arrival and departure, as is the case in

I tried arrdep=ARR as described in the API, and that gives me arrivals
instead of departure, but still with the departure time.

My user story is the following: I take the train several times a week
from Gent Sint Pieters to Terhulpen, carrying my bike on the train.
The route you guys and railtime propose do not take into account
platform travel distance, and I can most of the times stay on same
platform if I choose another Brussels station manually. (I can in fact
choose between 3 instead of the 1 you propose.) I was now hoping I
could get the write a quick webapp using your API that I can use for
this purpose without having to load the route, the vehicles, the
liveboards, .. by hand. Especially when trains have delay, it would be
great to have the capability to recalculate the optimal route...

On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 8:58 PM, Tim Besard <tim.besard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Bert,
>> I have the impression that arrival times of trains in the liveboard
>> are actually the departure times. Also, the station is the destination
>> station, not the origin as expected...
> That's the expected behaviour. If you want arrivals, you need to
> specify "timeSel=arrive", e.g.
> http://api.irail.be/liveboard/?station=Gent?timeSel=arrive, as per
> http://project.irail.be/wiki/API/APIv1
>> Is there anywhere a buglist to be found?
> There are several. Firstly (and mainly) there is the Trac on
> project.irail.be, which has a bugtracker at
> http://project.irail.be/report/1
> Recently, some bug reports are being posted at the GitHub source
> repository of the iRail code (at
> https://github.com/iRail/iRail/issues), but I think that's only being
> used for bugs on the new (TDT powered, currently in alpha) API.
> @Pieter: maybe close down the GitHub bug reports and redirect to the Trac?
> Tim
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