- 5 Jan 2008
Is this just temporary or will it be a permanent decision ? Shame if it is the latter.
Ah, never realised that Tom's website is called that...
Has he given way to the same pressure that got Peter Hicks of Open Train Times?
"Pressure" over charter timings? From who? Do tell ....
Hope that the freight and charter data can be fixed soon. I'm not sure what the objections are to the timings being in the public domain (nuclear/MoD/Royal trains excepted) - just look at all the ship AIS and aircraft location sites out there. Why should trains be any different?
Contacting numerous people might not be the way to go. The more people you ask, the more chance one of them will say no!
Open Train Times primary purpose isn't.
Just out of interest, who is your contact at NR mate? I work in Network Rail Information Management (IT basically) and a number of my colleagues are involved with data transparency and information governance. I'd be interested to know who you've been speaking with and if I can help...Hopefully they'll be back on both soon and we'll all know the official answer on freight schedules.
Is there a way of accessing the data that all the websites have used and installing it and setting up your own site or application?
I assume that open data means just that, open data.
Not much more than a tank of petrol these days!!But £80 for the year is Quite Expensive though
For what it is worth, I hope both OTT and the Staging site get the freight/charter details back on ASAP. They are both excellent sites and their creators must be congratulated on the hard work they have put in.
It does seem strange that in these days of open info, I can identify any ship or plane that I see within seconds but I cannot do this with trains.