The London Underground Live


  • Birmingham-based webdesigner Matthew Somerville created a great mash-up that provides live insight in locations of all Underground trains in and around London. The yellow pins are subway stations (click for a local map of that station), the red pins represent trains in real-time. Some extra information for the geeks among us:

    “Live departure data is fetched from the TfL API, and then it does a bit of maths and magic. It’s surprisingly okay given this was done in only a few hours at Science Hackday and the many naming/location issues, some unresolved (a small number of stations are misplaced or missing; inter-station journey times need improvement; occasional trains behave oddly due to duplicate IDs).”