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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Newcastle upon Tyne

Michel Dulerm sent an important update for the Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) database, including a fix on the existing Metro lines and additional services (ferry & railway, mostly).


Burkhard Landskron sent some data for the city of Würzburg (Germany), including the tram lines and one bus line. I built a database upon some previous contributions by Marco Graulich & Dirk Messerschmidt which were never completed.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Web hosting

After a long time of preparation, we are currently in the process of switching our hosting service provider. It will give us more flexibility with our different web sites and services and, hopefully, better performance.

The first change you will observe is that all our services will now be available under our domain name ( The older URLs should still be working for a while, though. Here are some useful pointers:

I have just changed the name server for the domain a few minutes ago. It may take up to 48 hours for the changes to reach every corner of the world: please be patient if you cannot reach these new URLs in the meantime.

In case of trouble, the old version of the site is still available at Please send me a mail - at akaiv (at) yahoo (dot) fr - if you observe persistent problems.

Finally, I would like to thank all the users who contributed through our PayPal donation system and thus allow us to provide this more professional hosting solution.


Google Maps is improving these days and I integrated some of the changes in our i-Métro service:
  • A new version of the API has been released and is now used in our service. You may not see much difference but it will allow for future enhancements.
  • More important, Google has added street maps for most of Europe (only satellite images were available before). i-Métro now defaults to a map view for all the covered cities. Of course, you may still switch to the satellite view if you prefer.

Reminder: i-Métro offers maps for Bologna, Hannover (for a few stops), Copenhagen, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Sacramento (for a significant number of stops) and Paris (almost all stops).

Paris (works)

Station Ranelagh re-opens today in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Saturday, May 6th.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


After a message from N. Knapp, I removed the Chamartín replacement bus in Madrid (Spain), since it was redundant with another special service.

Monday, April 24, 2006

New York

A. Miranda reported a missing connection for the Lincoln Center in New York (USA).

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Hannover & Bordeaux

A few changes for the Hannover (Germany) network were suggested by L. Freund. He also noticed an error on line C in our Bordeaux (France) database.

São Paulo

The green line in São Paulo (Brazil) is extended with 2 new stations this month.

Saturday, April 22, 2006


Sylvain compiled a list of some additional places of interest for our Bangkok (Thailand) database.


R. Holzhauer provided the data for the bus network in Bamberg (Germany), an UNESCO World Heritage city.


M. Dulerm (again) sent me additions for Toulouse (France), extending it with neighbour towns (Blagnac & Colomiers), among other things.


M. Dulerm provided the data for the bus network in Klaipeda (second largest city in Lithuania). He also suggested adding color for the buses & trolleybuses lines in Vilnius.

La Roche sur Yon

C. Angibaud & F. Gicquaud prepared a file for the bus network in La Roche sur Yon (France), with some places of interest.


Two metro lines where extended last month in Porto (Portugal).


There are significant changes on the Bogotá (Colombia) bus network, reported by R. Ramirez.


Minor changes will occur on the Genève (Switzerland) bus service on May 21st. R. Pache sent an update with other fixes.


M. Pouliquen suggested a few minor changes on the Brest (France) database.


T. Mognetti sent a minor update for two bus lines in Lyon (France).

Friday, April 21, 2006


P. Thoral reported a small change on line 13 route in Amsterdam (Netherlands).

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


A. Shah notified me of an additional station on one of the rail lines in Mumbai (India).

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Los Angeles

E.P. Scott reported a change on the Gold line express service in Los Angeles (USA).

Monday, April 17, 2006

MetrO 5.4.0

The new version of MetrO is finally ready, with 3 new cities, a lot of changes on the existing network and an optimization on the route calculation algorithm for PalmOS 5 (making it strictly equivalent to the other versions).

Download MetrO 5.4.0 from the MetrO homepage.

Friday, April 14, 2006

St Quentin en Yvelines

An anonymous user sent me an update for the bus network in St Quentin en Yvelines (France).


Following the message from Max G. Schmitt below, I removed the obsolete shuttle bus lines from our London (UK) file.


Drew missed trolley lines #101 & #102 in our Philadelphia (USA) database and therefore sent us the data for them.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


M. Dulerm sent me a major update for the city of Pau (France): beyond some fixes and an additional day line, he provided the data for the evening bus service.

He also suggested an adjustment on the trip time estimate for the Toulouse subway line.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Paris (works)

Another station (Charonne) will close tomorrow for almost 3 monthes in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Saturday, April 29th.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

MetrO: next release

The new release is late on our usual monthly cycle because Frank is presently abroad with reduced communication means. You may expect some news next week...

Saturday, April 01, 2006


Line 3 in Delhi (India) has been extended.