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Tuesday, May 31, 2005


O. Pantalé noticed that the Athens (Greece) file was overly optimistic about reaching the airport with the subway. While changing that, I also adjusted the trip times on line 1...


There was a small error to fix on the Utrecht (Netherlands) database, reported by K. de Bondt.

Monday, May 30, 2005

New York

Yesterday, some service changes occured in New York (USA). A. Li provided the information.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Paris ("works")

For the reopening of station St Placide, there is a new version for the "temporary" Paris databases (works in progress on the subway network), valid until June 10th.


Friday, May 27, 2005


After a long silence (because he was busy), S. Labastille sent a few corrections for the Luxembourg database.

Thursday, May 26, 2005


S. André provided the data for the bus network in Sartrouville (France), including all the companies operating there.


I. Neumann sent me the data for the bus network in Rostock (Germany), that I added to the existing file (which was quite small with little more than 3 S-Bahn lines).

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

San Diego

R. Olson provided information for many bus lines in San Diego (USA).


P. Riviere reported the opening yesterday of a new Cercanias line in Barcelona (Spain), and provided the data to add it in the MetrO database.


One S-Bahn line was missing from the Dresden (Germany) file. R. Lehnert provided the information.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Paris bus (and "full")

There are some minor changes on the Paris (France) bus lines around the Montparnasse station.


I made a few small adjustments on the Brest (France) database, following remarks by M. Pouliquen.


After helping on the Tallinn network, Valdur translated the program in Estonian.

Sunday, May 22, 2005


L. Freund uncovered a few minor errors in the Lyon (France) database and in the informations (obsolete phone numbers).

Saturday, May 21, 2005


P. Falkowski sent the data for the tram and bus network in Bydgoszcz (Poland).

Friday, May 20, 2005


The tram and bus network in Amsterdam (Netherlands) will change slightly on May 30th. K. de Bondt sent the information.


Valdur reported a connection error in the Tallinn (Estonia) database. He also provided additional information about fares but unfortunately the amount of data is too large for the program...

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Paris ("works")

New version because the works on line 5 are not entirely finished (as a matter of fact the RATP now announces it will last at least 6 monthes).
To download, use the links below.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Paris ("works" version)

New version for the "temporary" Paris databases (works in progress on the subway network), valid until May 27th.

  • Paris-travaux, containing the complete rail network
  • Paris-full-travaux, containing the inner city subway, bus and RER networks (not usable on a Palm device)

Friday, May 13, 2005


A Ratcliffe sent information about "new" (for MetrO) CSE lines in London (UK). I have updated the database, also adjusting operating times and trip times.

Thursday, May 12, 2005


Following a mail by S. Baumgart, I have checked and improved (hopefully) the express bus lines (X lines) in Berlin (Germany).


I have tried to improve the Birmingham (UK) database, adding icons and colors, adjusting trip times... Maybe it will still require some verification.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Paris ("full" version)

The "full" version of the Paris (France) database contains the subway and bus systems and I'm convinced a number of connections are missing between these. Fabrice reported one such case (at "Jules Joffrin") but don't hesitate to send us a mail if you can find other similar cases.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Translations (for PalmOS version)

The new confirmation dialog I recently added in the PalmOS version of MetrO has already been translated in many languages. However, some are still missing: Arabic, Basque, Catalan, Chinese (Big5), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Filipino, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Malay, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Thai, Vietnamese. If you want to help, the string to translate is "The file for "city name" already exists on card, do you want to replace it?"

In some cases, there are other strings which are not translated. If you find some in your language, do not hesitate to send me a note, I will be pleased to complete the work.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Version 5.3.1

MetrO 5.3.1 is out! See the details at the usual address...

Saturday, May 07, 2005

MetrO for PalmOS translations

I added new versions of MetrO for PalmOS in Bulgarian (almost complete), Macedonian and Serbian (some strings are still missing). I have successfully tested the former with CyrHack but I could not test the latter; I think they should work all right with PiLoc (from Paragon software).

To stay in sync with the PocketPC version, I also wanted to add the Georgian version but although there is a CyrHack extension for this language, I have no idea of the character encoding I should use (and it's probably not Unicode, so that I will have trouble converting the text). Therefore, for the time being this version will be kept on hold.

Thursday, May 05, 2005


G. Le Lann sent the data to build a file for the bus network in Chartres (France).

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

I hate PalmGear

PalmGear (the well known Palm software distribution site) has recently announced that they will take over the software section on the palmOne web site (as soon as next month).

One problem is that these bright guys have come up with an extraordinarily complex process to submit software for the palmOne site (I'm still wondering what went through their mind). But when I finally tried to go through the process, I discovered that it does not work... For a company that takes 50% on the sales, I'm wondering what the commercial software vendors will say...

The consequence is that I'm afraid that MetrO will disappear entirely from the palmOne web site. That's a pity but at least that won't change our account balance!


S. Labastille sent the complete (or almost) data to build a database for the bus network in Luxembourg.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


On a recommendation from Maurizio, I have added the previously missing line 73 (useful to reach the Linate airport) in the Milano (Italy) database. I also added the airports in the places of interest.

Monday, May 02, 2005


On the Berlin (Germany) database, the works at Papestraße are finished and the new "M" lines need some cleaning up (some stops have the same names as subway or rail stations but are completely different). Thanks to M. Ciesielski!

Belo Horizonte & New York

K. Wagenführ has reported an extension on the line in the Belo Horizonte (Brazil) database. I also enhanced it a bit (with icon, colors, times...).

He also suggested a new place of interest for the New York (USA) file: the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Paris (works)

I have updated the Paris files again (see the links below). The next change is planned around May 13th.