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Friday, March 31, 2006


Before 2 new trolley lines start operating in Cleveland (USA) next week (as reported by E.P. Scott), I improved our current database and its rail lines.


E.P. Scott provided general information about the "People Mover" in Detroit (USA), which will be added to our database.


"Nesis" sent information for 2 new (rail) lines in Napoli (Italy), along with a suggestion for more details about Garibaldi station (which looks confusing with what appears to be 4 different stations at the same place).


D. Pickett sent the information for the free tourist shuttle bus in Melbourne (Australia). Our database has now almost reached its limits and we will not be able to add much more data...

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


L. Freund added some "Regiobus" lines, in a simplified version, to our Braunschweig (Germany) database.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


J. Laval sent me the data for the bus network in and around Lippstadt (Germany), along with one useful railway line.


F. Petrescu sent a complete overhaul of our file for Bucharest (Romania).

Monday, March 27, 2006


L. Vorberg sent data for the tram network in Krakow /Cracovia (Poland), with an expected follow-up for the bus lines...

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Paris (works)

Two new stations will close tomorrow for works in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:
  • Paris-travaux (complete rail network)
  • Paris-full-travaux (inner city subway, bus and RER networks - not usable on a Palm device). This version contains the enhancement described below.

Next update planned on Monday, April 10th.

Paris ("full" & bus versions)

Our "full" database for Paris (France), containing the rail and bus networks for the inner city had never been completely accurate because it missed a lot of connections between the different systems. I have just spent the day checking the maps to add them all.

In the process, I also found some errors and changes on the bus network which will also be integrated in our "bus" database.

Note: I remind our users that the "full" version of the Paris file is not usable on Palm devices, because of some internal limitations in the OS.


D. Pickett suggested a few additions to the Melbourne (Australia), including a pair of tram lines we previously excluded because their routes are partially overlapping with other lines.

Friday, March 24, 2006


As planned earlier (see below), M. Wuertz sent me some updates for the bus network in Darmstadt (Germany).


W. Tomlik sent an additional bus line for our Dortmund (Germany) database, which will allow the program to give complete directions to reach the airport.


A new subway has opened last week in Daejeon (Korea). Our database (both in korean and english) will now reflect the actual service instead of the planned line we had before.


L. Freund sent a lot of updates for the city of Braunschweig (Germany).

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


W. Xiao-yun pointed me to a wikipedia page on the Shanghai (China) subway, which allowed me to update our chinese versions of the database.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


The network in Darmstadt (Germany) has changed, according to a message by M. Wuertz. I have updated the tram lines and I hope he will provide the information for the bus lines ;-)

Monday, March 20, 2006


G. Reichert reports the closure for engineering works of the Waterloo & City line in London (UK) starting on April 1st, for approximately 5 monthes.

Sunday, March 19, 2006


Csaba sent a whole lot of additionnal tram lines for the Budapest (Hungary) database. He also offered to check and fix the errors present in the existing file...

Friday, March 17, 2006

Los Angeles

A new non-stop bus service is now available between Los Angeles Int'l Airport and downtown LA. Information by E.P. Scott (as usual ;-)


A significant extension of the light train line B in Porto (Portugal) will open tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

San Francisco

E.P. Scott sent additional details for the VTA 10 (Airport Flyer) line in San Francisco (USA).


S. Blanchard sent an update for Grenoble (France), including the extension of one of the tram lines (to open next week).

Monday, March 13, 2006

Ilmenau / Thüringen

S. Boguschewski sent the data for the 2 city bus lines in Ilmenau / Thüringen (Germany).

Paris (works)

Two new stations will be closed for works, starting today, in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, March 27th.

Saturday, March 11, 2006


M. Pouliquen sent some updates for the Morlaix (France) network.

Paris (works)

In the Paris (France) subway, Station "La Tour-Maubourg" re-opens this morning and line 14 will be closed early this Saturday evening (from 22:00). Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, March 13th.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Two new express bus lines are now operating in Bogota (Colombia). Information by R. Ramirez.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Apparently, some services have changed in Bratislava (Slovakia). I got report of a change on bus line 80 (which has been fixed) but I am afraid there are more...


L. Debacker noticed an error on the latest update for the Antwerpen (Belgium) database: line 12 is not (yet?) running its new route.


Station Ventura Rodriguez has reopened in Madrid (Spain). Notice by N. Knapp.

Sunday, March 05, 2006


A new station has opened on the Kiev (Ukraine) subway network.


Marc H started adding some bus lines to our Bordeaux (France) database.

Saturday, March 04, 2006


Y. Katagiri sent an update for the Tokyo (Japan) network, inluding an extension on the new transit Yurikamome line, to open at the end of the month.


A new section of line 4 in Santiago (Chile) opened this week.

Friday, March 03, 2006

New York

M. Elsenheimer reported some changes on the NJT Hudson Bergen light rail services in New York (USA).

San Francisco

I made minor changes to the San Francisco (USA) database, on a request by E.P. Scott.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

MetrO 5.3.9

The new release of MetrO is out, with little change on the programs (except for some bug fixes on the Windows Mobile & Symbian versions) but there are important updates on the city databases, including 5 new cities and a major rewrite of the Melbourne file, now with its tram network, just in time for the Commonwealth Games...

Download MetrO 5.3.9 from the MetrO homepage.