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Sunday, January 30, 2005


Yesterday (01/29), two new LRT lines have been inaugurated in Singapore. The MétrO database now includes these extensions.

Saturday, January 29, 2005


The file for Nürnberg (Germany) has been improved: a few changes and additional bus lines (running unfrequently, with some of them operating only on school days). Thanks to F. Bösl for the information!

San Juan

Z. Lozada provided places of interest for the San Juan (Puerto Rico) database, maybe following on with detailed information on these places...

Friday, January 28, 2005


With the help of C. Cappiolli, I have fixed a typo in the Napoli (Italy) database.

Paris (bus network)

J.P. Muller has notified me of a tiny (but annoying) bug in the bus database for Paris (on the "Alsace" stop).


After the dust settled on release 5.2.8, I have resumed the current work on the Nantes (France) database, with D. Guibert. In addition to a few changes on some lines, I have tried to adjust the trip times to more accurately match the timetables.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

New York City: service alert

Due to a fire at Chambers Street, the MTA announced significant and long term changes on its service. Consequently we exceptionnally provide an interim revised New York file (on the MetrO home page), taking these changes into account.

Thanks to A. Li and K. Lager for notifying the event.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Release 5.2.8

The new release is finally out. Due to the crash on Frank's machine and my own lack of time, you'll notice that this release only consists of changes on city files (and a few new ones as well). Let's hope it gets better in the future...

Saturday, January 22, 2005


S. Foster remarked that the Manchester (UK) database was not quite accurate. And it was time for a lifting on the file: I added line icons and colors, operating times and a few places of interest.

Friday, January 21, 2005


Following on my recent comments about the Nantes (France) database, D. Guibert started to help me correct the existing errors. I'm not sure this will be complete for the next release, but it's getting better anyway.

Kyoto - Osaka - Kobe - Nara

After a question about an Osaka rail line, I have corrected some errors and added one line to the Nankai rail system in the Kyoto - Osaka - Kobe - Nara database.

I would like to remind users that the Kyoto file contains the subway and main tourist buses for this city, the Osaka - Kobe file contains the urban systems for both cities as well as connections between them and the Kyoto - Osaka - Kobe - Nara file contains the subways and most of the rail lines in the whole area.

Thursday, January 20, 2005


One of the subway lines in Cairo (Egypt) has been extended this week.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Next release

Bad news: Frank has crashed his PC and is unable to prepare the new release (which we initially planned today). We hope to be able to deliver version 5.2.8 early next week.

Sorry for the delay.


The Rennes (France) database is updated after a lot of changes on the bus network. As usual, J. Fresnay provided the data (thanks ;-)

Sunday, January 16, 2005


A. Norling, another regular contributor, sent updates for the Oslo (Norway) database: end of works, a few minor corrections and 2 new bus lines.

San Juan

The Tren Urbano in San Juan (Puerto Rico) has started trial service and commercial service is planned next month. L. Pérez provided actualized information about the line (it has changed a bit since the project began).

Thursday, January 13, 2005


The subway lines in Bilbao (Spain) were extended last week. I also noticed some errors in the trip times information, which should now be much more accurate.


A small change occured in the Nuremberg (Germany) network, notified by C. Eyrich, one of our most helpful contributors ;-)


D. Harrison sent a number of places of interest for the Melbourne (Australia) file. Maybe there will be more to come...

Tuesday, January 11, 2005


A bug has been detected and corrected in the Nantes (France) database. After a rapid check on the TAN web site, I'm afraid the network has changed and our data is not quite up to date...

Bologna (cont'd)

C. Scarnato has sent me the rest of the data for Bologna: the file should be complete (or almost) for the next release (which will probably be out early next week).

Wien / Vienna

I corrected a small error on tram line N in the Wien (Austria) network. And I was informed that the Teddy Bear Museum has been closed (since 2001!), so I removed it from the places of interest :-(

Monday, January 10, 2005


As I wrote before, the Karachi (Pakistan) bus system is too large for the program to handle, but A. Allawala sent the data for a small part of it, covering the Green Bus & Metro Bus networks. We'll see if we can add more in the future...

i-Metro in italian

Thanks to E. Tassi, i-Metro (web, wap and i-mode versions) is now available in italian.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

São Paulo

C. Navas provides a list of places of interest for the São Paulo (Brazil) database, with detailed information (in portuguese).

Saturday, January 08, 2005


C. Scarnato is preparing a new file for the bus network in Bologna (Italy). He began with 5 shuttle services and I hope he will have the courage to build the rest. Thanks!

Wednesday, January 05, 2005


R. Kieper sent the data for the Aachen (Germany) bus network. Because of its complexity, I'm not sure I will be able to deliver the database in the next release, but I'm working on it...

Monday, January 03, 2005


C. Guyon sent an update for Brest (France): one line has a new extension starting today.


Until now there were no database for Metro for any city in Pakistan. A. Ahmed has sent data for the inner city bus networks in 3 of them: Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

He also offered to send the data for Karachi but unfortunately, with 377 lines, it's tool large for the software...

And I wish you all a happy new year!