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Saturday, December 31, 2005


C. Hindgaul sent me an update for the Copenhagen (Denmark) database, including changes on the S-Train service and some places of interest (opening hours and entry fees).


M. Freitag notified me of some changes on the München/Munich (Germany) U-Bahn & S-Bahn networks.

Friday, December 30, 2005


A. Gonçalves reported a change on the Fertagus line in Lisboa/Lisbon (Portugal).


Two new subway lines have opened and another one has been extended in Guangzhou (China). I updated all our databases (in roman alphabet, simplified chinese and traditional chinese). I have also added (simple) operating times and adjusted the trip times.


A new subway line has opened in Delhi (India).

Wednesday, December 28, 2005


With a big help from G. Dubois (again!), I added operating times on the Nantes (France) network, which is now almost complete.


It looks like the works on line 8 in Nürnberg/Nuremberg (Germany) ended. There is also a minor change planned on the bus service (lines 54/59).


After N. Knapp reported errors on the operating times of some lines in Berlin (Germany), I also integrated some changes on the S-Bahn network.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Weiden in der Oberpfalz

T. Schaller has sent me a complete file for the bus network in Weiden (Germany).


G. Dubois has entirely checked the Nantes (France) information and tried to remove all the undue connections.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Paris "Grande Nuit"

There is a special service in Paris (France) for the new year's night (and it is free from Dec 31st 5PM to Jan 1st noon). I have prepared a "Paris Grande Nuit" file for MetrO covering the subway, bus and RER services.

Sunday, December 25, 2005


While testing the "Google Maps" feature on i-Métro, E.P. Scott stumbled upon a major bug in the station name lookup handling and I found another one by myself. They are now fixed.

On his suggestion, I also added the ability to display a map on each intermediate stop instead of only on the start and end stops of a route. Look for the "map pin" icon!

Friday, December 23, 2005


E. P. Scott sent an update for Sacramento (USA), including more details for one bus route, one additional line and geographic coordinates for some stops.

With this latter addition, I "activated" the Google Maps feature on i-Metro.

Thursday, December 22, 2005


W. Scheele sent an update for the ferry lines in Hamburg (Germany).

Paris (works)

Another station reopened yesterday in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on January 7th.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


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


A (long overdue) update to the transport network of Bratislava (Slovakia) has been made possible through the efforts of M. Trnka.


M. Dulerm fixed a few (minor) errors in the bus network for Toulouse (France) and also added more lines.


K. de Bondt sent me a whole lot of updates for most cities in the Netherlands: Amsterdam, Arnhem, Den Haag (The Hague), Rotterdam (adding the bus network to this one) and Utrecht.


M. Pouliquen noticed some typos in the latest additions for Quimper (France).

Monday, December 19, 2005

Comments on the blog (cont'd)

Those f***g spammers (may they all go to hell) are using valid blogspot accounts... Therefore, I have re-enabled comments for everyone but I activated the "text validation" feature.

MetrO 5.3.7

The new release is ready, without much change on the programs (we have less and less time to develop) but still important updates on a number of city networks...

Visit the MetrO web site for details and downloads.

Sunday, December 18, 2005


Keeping an eye on the changes in Fribourg (Switzerland), A. Cotting reported some changes on the bus system in that city.


K. de Bondt made me aware that one line (13) in Arnhem (Netherlands) is operating only in summer: I made a special group to take the fact into account. You may then deactivate this group during the rest of the year.

Additionally, I adjusted the trip times on this line.

Comments on the blog

Because of stupid spammers, I have restricted comments on this blog to registered users only. Sorry for the inconvenience...

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Paris (works)

Station "Jourdain" in the Paris (France) subway has reopened today. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on December 20th.

Friday, December 16, 2005


F. Busse suggested an improvement on the connections between 2 subway lines in Berlin (Germany).

He also provided a new bus line but since the program has limitations and would not be able to handle all the existing lines in the city, and not knowing which ones are really important to include, I prefer to delay this addition...

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Paris (bus)

A new bus line ("La Traverse Bièvre Montsouris") is now operating in Paris (France).

Monday, December 12, 2005

Paris (works)

Station "Avron" in the Paris (France) subway has reopened this week-end.

Download the "temporary" files:

Next update planned on December 16th.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Los Angeles

E. Scott provided detailed information for the POIs in Los Angeles (USA).

Newcastle upon Tyne

A new station opened on the Tyne & Wear Metro in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK).

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


I have to go to Dijon (France) tomorrow and although I won't have time for tourism, I added some places of interest in our database. Just in case ;-)

Paris - Night Bus

I added the last lines missing from the Noctilien (e.g. night bus) network in Paris (France).

Monday, December 05, 2005


Works on the green line and at "Savin Hill" on the red line in Boston (USA) are finished and service is back to normal.


Works are progressing on the Light Rail in Baltimore (USA) , included in our "Washington/Baltimore" database. Services are now reaching Timonium and a complete reopening is planned next February. Notice by Hymie!

I also tried to improve the trip times accuracy on these lines.

Sunday, December 04, 2005


L. Freund provided some places of interest for the city of Roma (Italy), along with the tram network and a few bus lines (the most useful for tourists).

I also completely revised the suburban network and tried to adjust the trip times, which should now be accurate within a 1 or 2 minutes margin.


A wrong connection has been spotted in the Madrid (Spain) database, between stations on the subway and rail networks sharing the same name but quite a distance away...

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Paris (works)

According to the RATP schedule on the Paris (France) subway network, the works on line 5 ended last night and station Vavin is opened again.

Download the "temporary" files:

Next update (still) planned on December 11th.


E. Colin sent an update for the Penn ar Bed network in Brest (France) database.


An extension on the DLR network in London (UK) begins operation today. Among other places, it will serve the London City airport.