[iRail] liveboards arrival time messed up

Pieter Colpaert pieter.colpaert at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 09:20:03 UTC 2012

Hi Bert,

I quickly tried to resolve this bug. If Yeri will push the latest master 
branch to the server, you will be able to test it :)

Kind regards,


On 01/04/2012 09:37 PM, bert bruynooghe wrote:
> 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
> railtime.be.
> 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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