Android Update: Choosing a Punctual Train

Tonight we've released a new update for Fasteroute for Android (an iOS update is in the works and will be released soon) which lands the beginnings of an exciting new feature. In the picture above, you might notice something a bit different about that departure board - the green, yellow and red bars next to the train are telling you, based on the last few months of history, how well that train runs to timetable. Green means it's generally on time, yellow means it's often a bit delayed, and red means it's got a reputation for long delays and cancellations. »

How Reliable is My Train?

How reliable is my train? It's something I often wonder when choosing which train to take, and it's something that's hard to answer without months of commuting experience. This summer, in partnership with The Open Data Institute, we built a web site to try and help you find an answer to exactly this question. So if you're are regular train traveller, or just a bit of a stats geek, why not head over the the Fasteroute Delay Explorer and plug in the details of your journey, and see how close to timetable your train generally runs. You'll also be able »

Fasteroute for Android Update

This week we released the first substantial update for Fasteroute for Android since our initial launch (version 0.0.18). Most of the changes were behind the scenes, fixing some bugs which had caused problems for a few users in the first version, as well as making departure boards load a little bit faster (particularly noticeable when you are on the move with a poor internet connection). There are three very visible changes though: First, by popular demand, we added a special icon for the Javelin Train, which you can see in the picture below. Second, based on another common »

The Fasteroute Blog

Welcome to the Fasteroute blog. The Fasteroute team will be posting here on a variety of topics, ranging from travelling by train, the workings of the railway system, train based trivia, and technical topics surrounding our apps. We hope you enjoy reading what we have to say. For now, that's it, but soon we'll be back with our first real post. »