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Author Topic: Cancellation map - what it's showing  (Read 54574 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2011, 07:31:58 am »

And the NRE Paddington arrivals board is reporting that the 06:07 Banbury - Paddington was cancelled after Oxford.
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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2011, 09:42:10 am »

7 updates on an alternative feed, but First Great Western are reporting "no service updates" on their front page.  There isn't a note there to tell us that it's not being updated / provided at present, but (as I write) giving a misleading impression that everything is running, nothing is shortened, nor are there catering problems. 

I have added a not across the map on our site to indicate that we have a feed issue.  That's a temporary measure only - but for the moment I'm not sure how temporary / how, if and when we'll be able to bring a feed back through this site.
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« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2011, 09:48:01 am »

Readers may like to note that this map was instigated as a short term test a long time ago.  I expected to run it for just a handful of days, but in fact it's run for years - I'm actually amazed how long it's lasted and how well it's done.  There's an alternative listing - though not of graphic form - at http://www.journeycheck.com/firstgreatwestern/ .   
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« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2011, 10:43:56 am »

I have just called a colleague in control who confirmed they have been unable to update since Saturday..it's being worked on..so I guess just got to wait and see when the issue is fixed..
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2011, 12:54:36 pm »

Many thanks for that Ollie, you may not realised just how much I appreciate that feedback;  I rather have my hands full this week ... http://www.wellho.net/pix/gz1.jpg ... and I' going to leave the feed labelled "as is" for a while rather than do what could turn out to be short-life work with a parallel fix.
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« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2011, 04:14:57 pm »

Looks like it may be fixed ... I've removed the "banner" on the page and will keep an eye on it
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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2011, 10:04:17 pm »

Am I paranoid or have FGW lost their network updates facility again. Alternatively has everything been perfect for the last six hours?
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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2011, 10:41:48 pm »

Nope. Looks like the feed is down again....
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« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2011, 12:10:36 am »

Too late for me to tell if it's up or down (alternative feed reports no problems either as it's rather late).  I will keep my eyes on it but am currently away and only here patchily to do any technical stuff.
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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2011, 03:30:19 pm »

7 updates on an alternative feed, but First Great Western are reporting "no service updates" on their front page.  There isn't a note there to tell us that it's not being updated / provided at present, but (as I write) giving a misleading impression that everything is running, nothing is shortened, nor are there catering problems. 

I have added a not across the map on our site to indicate that we have a feed issue.  That's a temporary measure only - but for the moment I'm not sure how temporary / how, if and when we'll be able to bring a feed back through this site.
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« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2011, 03:39:40 pm »

I have today Posted a Meessage on the Smoke and Mirrors Board on GWR Publicity Machine Topic thinking I had seen it on two boards.  The message is to say that a slight improvement has been noticed but only perhaps a couple of instances of short formed shewn and no catering failures shewn at all.    Aoilogies for posting on wrong thread.
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« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2011, 09:22:23 am »

The "Cancellation Map" has been displayed on this site for nearly 5 years. That's a remarkable lifespan for a little script that I wrote between Christmas and New year 2006, when service records were truly awful, as First Great Western struggled to run a recast timetable with a fleet that had been drastically reduced as a result of their franchise bid and the stated stock requirements therein.

Changes to the data feed within the last couple of days, which I'm fairly sure are permanent changes, mean that I need to rethink how this facility is provided (and indeed if it's still needed, whether it's still practical to provide it, if it could be provided better, etc). That may take a couple of days, and even after that couple of days I may only have an indication of possible solutions / outcomes rather than a returned live feed.   I'll update this thread further by 9 a.m. Monday at the latest.
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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2011, 06:13:06 pm »

Some data has been restored onto the map - you can see the end points of services for which issues are currently reported, with the end points joined in blue.  If your line's effected, you can use journeycheck at http://www.journeycheck.com/firstgreatwestern/ for details. You will also see thin grey lines to give you some indication of current engineering works.

I'm going to leave the map running in this mode on the live site for a few days;  it's in a test mode, and I'm gathering background data so that any extra information offered via a new feed can be checked against a basket of incidents.  Of course, if FGW have an excellent week and nothing goes wrong, my test data will be limited and it may take longer to do the necessary testing - and of course I hope that happens  Wink
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« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2011, 06:15:20 pm »

Of course, if FGW have an excellent week and nothing goes wrong, my test data will be limited and it may take longer to do the necessary testing - and of course I hope that happens  Wink
With the forecast for the week ahead not looking too good, particularly at the end of the week, I suspect there may be some disruption to services to give you some test data.
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« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2011, 06:17:26 pm »

Of course, if FGW have an excellent week and nothing goes wrong, my test data will be limited and it may take longer to do the necessary testing - and of course I hope that happens  Wink
With the forecast for the week ahead not looking too good, particularly at the end of the week, I suspect there may be some disruption to services to give you some test data.

We'll see ... I'm just back to add a demo example to show what the diagram looks like at present with a disruption shown (I am always an optimist, Timmer, and hope it's clear more often that not!)



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