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« on: June 08, 2021, 01:14:46 pm »

Problem  reported on the onward connection feeds that are at the top of all our pages ... under train destination it says "** Unknown Station **" when my reporter knows that the bus concerned goes to Heathrow, Terminal 5

On investigation, the data feed that I'm using actually reports "** Unknown Station **" so this is not really a bug in the page I'm producing, but rather a failure of the source to provide the information needed.   I have modified the code so that it flags up a somewhat improved message:

I have also noticed that the data feed includes (sometimes?) what it describes as a list of places served even though the destination is unknown, and I have chosen to replace the destination with the last place in that list:

I am aware that the page says "Onward TRAINS" and the column header "TRAIN destination" and that is technically incorrect for these buses.  Very sadly, there are very very few buses included in this data feed - I am not changing the headers to pretent it's about trains and buses.   I would love to have everything available, telling you about your onward connection whether by rail or road.

Pages are now at URLs such as - replacing mrug by mtug - but both should work for the lifetime of these pages.  Please note there is some concern here as the data feed provider has told me that there are significant changes coming, but no details as yet of those changes.   They follow the changes made in March to WebTIS feeds.

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