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Wednesday, May 31, 2006


G. Campbell provided one additional bus line (Circleroute 98/99) for our Perth (Australia) database.


The "Bannan" subway line in Taipei (Taiwan) is extended to Yongning, starting today.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


L. Freund reported a few minor errors and added some places of interest for our Rostock (Germany) database.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Paris (works)

Works will occur in the late evenings from Monday to Thursday on the RER line C in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Friday, June 2nd.

Dresden & Braunschweig

L. Freund sent updates for the networks in Dresden and Braunschweig (Germany).


A new line opened in the Porto (Portugal) metro, linking the airport to the center of the city.


S. Engelen provided the data for 3 night bus lines in Stuttgart (Germany). Quite a number of the existing lines remain to be added, though ;-)


Line A in the Prague (Czech Republic) metro has been extended with a new station.

Friday, May 26, 2006


The bus network in Luxembourg has changed this month (and nobody reported the fact!).


J. Siu sent a list of major bus lines to add to our Edmonton (Canada) database, hopefully making it a lot more useful than it was with its previous single subway line.
He also provided a few places of interest for the file.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Berlin (cont'd)

Given the extent of the changes planned in Berlin (Germany) next week, I am releasing a test version of the new database. If you find errors in the file, please remember to send me your report (at the address you will find in the software).

Download it here.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


As reported by M. Ciesielski, the new central station in Berlin (Germany) will open on May 28th and there will be quite a lot of changes on the transportation system as a consequence.

Monday, May 22, 2006


L. Freund sent a significant update for the tram network in Magdeburg (Germany), which was in a serious need of one, not having been checked since 2002...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Paris (works)

Station Iéna will be closed starting tomorrow in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, May 29th.

Saturday, May 20, 2006


MetrUp, the "MetrO updater" utility for PalmOS comes in a new version (1.3.1), with the following changes:
  • Safer updates (if any error occurs during the update process, the old file is restored)
  • Access to the web service on our new server (see below)
  • Minor bug fix
For more details (and a download), see the MetrUp web page.


Our online MetrO service, i-MetrO, is changing these days:
  • It is hosted on our new server (see below) at (remember to update your bookmarks and other links)
    The service should automatically detect whether you access it from a WEB or WAP browser. If you experience any problem, you may also use a more detailed URL. See details on our i-MetrO web page.

  • A new version for the Google Homepage is now available. To add i-MetrO to your personal Google Homepage, click on the button: Add to Google

A new web host for MetrO!

Some of you may have already noticed that we have started hosting our web site and services on a new server, in the hope that it will be more reliable and faster.

But it also allows us to host all our services under the same "" domain name. Consequently, you should update your links to the new (simpler) URLs:

The existing links pointing to are still operational and will be for the foreseeable future. On the other hand, if you use links pointing to, we strongly recommend an update since we will stop updating this server in the coming monthes.

Paris (works)

Two stations should re-open this morning in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, May 22nd.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Paris (works)

Two more stations have been closed for renovation works this morning in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, May 19th.


C. Chervet prepared and sent the data for the bus network in Morges (Switzerland), on the Lake Léman.

Saturday, May 13, 2006


M. Dulerm sent an update for the bus network in Carcassonne (France), including a line to the famous "Cité", operating only in summer.


M. Andersson reports that the 2 lines we have for Seattle, WA (USA), namely the vintage trolley and the monorail, are closed. Instead of removing the city from our list, I will add a "closed" comment to the database title.


A new tram line will start operating in Grenoble (France) later this month. S. Blanchard sent me the data for this line as well as the related and extensive changes on the bus network.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Frankfurt am Main

M. Schmitt reported a stop name change in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). However, given that our data is getting old, I'm afraid more changes might be required...

Thursday, May 11, 2006


P. Essellier reported a minor error in our Genève (Switzerland) database, regarding a stop that appears on network maps but not actually served (on line 3).

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Line m2 in Lausanne (Switzerland) has been closed last January and is replaced by a bus service (line "MB").

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

MetrO 5.4.1

The new version of MetrO is out with 4 new cities and other changes in existing cities but not much else...

Download MetrO 5.4.1 from the MetrO homepage (please note the new URL:


N. Knapp announces that the works on line 10 in Madrid (Spain) are finished.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Paris (works)

After this week-end's works, another station will close tomorrow in the Paris (France) subway. Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, May 15th.


The Transmilenio bus network in Bogotá (Colombia) has been completely redesigned. R. Ramírez sent the corresponding data.

Freiburg im Breisgau

L. Vorberg sent an update for Freiburg im Bresgau (Germany), with a new tram line and major changes on bus services.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Paris (works)

There are important works this (long) week-end on lines 13 (RATP subway) and RER C (SNCF railway) in Paris (France). Download the updated "temporary" files:

Next update planned on Monday, May 8th.


L. Debacker sent me an update (with minor changes) for the tram network in Antwerpen (Belgium).


M. Pouliquen provided a few minor improvements for our Brittany (France) databases, including Brest, Morlaix, Quimper & Landerneau.

Monday, May 01, 2006


J. Geffriaud reported some errors and other changes on the bus network in Angers (France). However, I believe this database is still not very accurate and needs more work...