[Open-transport] We Move Project : Open Delays

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Oct 17 08:49:48 UTC 2014

Hi there,

Just my 2c to say I think this sounds brilliant.

Years ago I wanted to build an app called "Was it on Time?" after
experience of waiting for trains in the UK that claimed to be on time on
the departure / arrival screens but were regularly late:


However, other than a mini-prototype with some folks in Sao Paulo focused
on buses we never got to execution, so its great to see something like this
happening and I think there is a huge opportunity here to collect and/or
crowdsource a really valuable dataset and use it to push for improvements.


On 16 October 2014 18:38, samuel jouan <samueljouan at hotmail.fr> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I'm making an internship with We Move.center, a new civic organization
> involved in promoting European citizens' rights in mobility. I consider now
> makin a short term project on open data, that aims to gather trains
> delay exploitation data, from http://www.railtime.be/ directly in the
> HTML code, with a python script that will update the database every hour
> with a scheduler task, so as to be able to keep data more than a week (a
> bit like trainenretard.be, but with different aims).
> Now we have the program and we share it on
> http://opendelays.sourceforge.net/ with a sample of our database in ods
> format.This project aim to gather and share train data in Europe, more
> information here:
> http://wemove.center/joomla/index.php/blog/item/104-open-delays
> Do you guys have any feedback on this, before we start working on it ? Do
> you think this is feasible (we don't have a lot of time) and if there is a
> better way or existing resource...
> Thank you in advance
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