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Friday, September 30, 2005


There are works in the Madrid (Spain) subway: line 3 reopened but 2 stations are still closed. Nico sent me a notice, as always (thanks!).


Fabio reported an error in the Milano (Italy) database and I fixed another one I found on my own...

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Andreas sent me a list of changes and additional lines for the Oslo (Norway) database.


There are extensions on services in Bogota (Colombia), that were notified by Ricardo.

Monday, September 26, 2005


L. Freund suggested a few more improvements on the Braunschweig (Germany) file.

Sunday, September 25, 2005


Claude is building a file for the city of Plovdiv (Bulgaria), starting with the mini-bus system.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Paris (works)

The renovation is progressing in Paris (France): "Porte de Choisy" reopened this morning and "Jourdain" will be closed from Monday (I took some advance).

Download the "temporary" files:

Next update planned on October 3rd.

St.Louis, MO

E. Scott provided additional information (accurate trip times, places of interest with details...) for the city of St.Louis, MO (USA).

Friday, September 23, 2005


R. Ritz reported an inacuracy on the operation of line 5 in Zürich (Switzerland). I also fixed similar cases on other tram lines.

Brest & Morlaix

E. Colin provided some complements for both the Brest & Morlaix (France) databases.

Thursday, September 22, 2005


The database for Nancy (France) has not been checked in a long time and some changes occured since the last update. JM Jehl reported a service change on lines 171 & 172, but there are probably more corrections needed...

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Two new subway lines have opened in Porto (Portugal): line C in June (I missed it) and line D this month.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

MetrO 5.3.5

The new release is available, with 2 new cities, autumn updates on quite a number of cities and a few bug fixes.
It's available on our home page, as usual.


N. Knapp reported the end of the temporary service change on line 8 in Madrid (Spain). And since the new release is almost out, I also took into account the reopening of line 3, planned next week (in the meantime, you may deactivate the line by hand).

Monday, September 19, 2005

MetrO for PalmOS

E. Scott pointed out that the Palm version of the program lacks the "Undo" and "Select all" options in the "Edition" menu. Since they are required, according to the PalmOS user interface guidelines, I added them.

However I miss translations in a few languages: Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Corsican, Croatian, Estonian, Filipino, Indonesian, Georgian (many other translations missing), Macedonian (many other translations missing), Malay, Romanian, Serbian (many other translations missing), Thai & Vietnamese. And maybe others will need to be checked... Feel free to send your suggestions!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Paris (works)

The RATP is late on its planning: the re-opening planned on Saturday is delayed until next week. However a new station (Bel-Air) will be closed from tomorrow (Monday) until December.

Download the "temporary" files:

Next update planned on September 23th.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


A new station has opened on line 1 of the Milano (Italy) subway.

San Francisco

E. Scott completely rewrote the San Francisco Bay Area (USA) file, in order to provide, among other benefits, more detailed route suggestions (with different Caltrain services, for example) and more accurate timing estimates.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Brest & Morlaix

M. Pouliquen suggested some changes on the line names in Brest & Morlaix (France), along with a few bug fixes.


L. Lamontagne suggested a change in the places of interest in Montréal (Canada), with the opening of "La Grand Bibliothèque".

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


On September 10th, a new branch has opened on line 4 in Moscow (Russia).

Monday, September 12, 2005

Paris (works)

I made a small error last week: new changes ocurred again today on the Paris subway network, with two new stations closed.

Download the "temporary" files:

Next update planned on September 16th.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Copenhagen & New York

No relation between these cities, but I fixed a minor error on Copenhagen (Denmark), reported by C. Hindgaul, and a typo on New York (USA).

Friday, September 09, 2005


Hymie reported some changes in Baltimore (USA), following reconstruction works on the northern segment of the Light Rail.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Donation for MetrO

After a few suggestions to do so, we have decided to start accepting donations for MetrO. It will help pay for better hosting (for our web site and services, such as i-Metro) and the devices we need in order to test our programs.

Of course, the software is (and will remain) freeware but if you feel it is worth a few of your dollars, pounds, yens or euros, we will really appreciate your contribution.

Thanks in advance!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Paris (works)

Starting tomorrow, a new station (Avron) will be closed in Paris, for renovation. The temporary MetrO databases are ready to download.

Download the files:

Next update planned on September 16th.

Friday, September 02, 2005


After his previous addition, R. Mezzadri sent me detailed information (address, web site, opening hours, ...) about most of the places of interest in our Stockholm (Sweden) database.

Thursday, September 01, 2005


I added 2 new features to i-Métro:

  • Line routes: just as in the PDA/smartphone program, you can see the routes for each line in our databases, for any specified time.

  • Maps: an interface with GoogleMaps (still in beta) lets you see your start or end stop on a map of the city.

    - The maps are available only for the cities where we have geolocalization data. Today it includes Paris (almost complete), Madrid & London (major subway stops) and Bologna (a handful of stops).

    - To see the map, click on the "balloon" next to the stop name in the results screen. If there is no "balloon", the map is not available (for lack of information).

    - Google has maps for selected countries only. It means that whereas we display an actual map for London, the other cities present a satellite view instead.

    - We build this as some sort of a proof of concept to illustrate what we could do on MetrO for PDA & smartphone, if we find the right partner (for the maps).

    - If you want the map implemented for you city, please send us a simple list containing the geographical coordinates (in decimal form) for each stop or station (please be sure to use the same spelling as in our database). But first check that your city is covered in GoogleMaps.

These features should work on any "modern" standard-compliant web browser, but I have tested it only in Internet Explorer (version 6 for Windows) and Firefox (for Windows). If you encounter a problem with your browser, let me know (although I can't promise I will be able to fix it).


M. Pouliquen sent me a complement for the Morlaix (France) database, with 3 additional suburban bus lines.