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Author Topic: Cancellation map - what it's showing  (Read 74938 times)
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« Reply #150 on: June 06, 2020, 05:24:14 pm »

Fastnet Rock strikes agains - sorry folks.  From JourneyCheck

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14:23 Swansea to London Paddington due 17:13
15:30 Cardiff Central to Salisbury due 17:33
15:42 Salisbury to Cardiff Central due 17:46
16:27 Cardiff Central to Salisbury due 18:31
23:22 Bedwyn to Reading due 00:10
23:42 Newbury to Reading Bus due 00:49

And "Reading Bus" Station isn't in my database!

Edit to add ... and fixed manually.  I put it halfway between Reading West and the main Reading station.  A darned sight more accurate than off the Irish Coast!
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« Reply #151 on: July 16, 2020, 07:12:41 am »

I have added colour coding to our delay map at the top of every page - as follows:

Red - Service Cancelled throughout
Magenta - Service missing some stations
Dark Blue - Service Delayed

Green - Additional service or calls
Orange - Formation Change
Brown - Toilet issues

Where multiple issues apply to a train, the most serious matter (highest up the list above) will be used.  If there is no keyword in the report, you'll get:

Light Blue - Something else

I have also added counts onto the map ... cancelled, short and delayed.  There's a limit to how much data I can put there; already concerned at too many colours getting confused with each other.  A key might be useful, but again short on space.  Follow the "Train Running" link below the map for the full journey check data we're using.
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« Reply #152 on: July 17, 2020, 09:44:58 am »

An illustration of why trains might show up in the wrong colour ... I am keeping my eyes open for reports such as this one and looking to fine tune the reports without creating new oddities.

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08:24 Exmouth to Paignton due 09:43 will call additionally at Starcross.
This is due to the train making extra stops because a train was cancelled.

The drawing of the lines is pretty good and the colours helpful.  You'll need to drill down if there are red / magenta / green services shown in your area to get a full flavour.  You can (educated guess) be pretty sure that blue (delay), orange (formation change) and brown (trouble with toilets) are running ...

And edit to add - from a report I have just seen:
Toilet facilities are available as normal. Disabled toilet facilities are available as normal.
... sorry, that will be reported as "issue with toilets"
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« Reply #153 on: July 22, 2020, 07:02:41 pm »

Still tuning the map ... the word "other" pops up if the software can't recognise the reason for a report ... I have seen a couple of "will now run as scheduled" reports, and this - err - gem which is there as I write:

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17:23 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads due 19:50
Facilities on the 17:23 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads due 19:50.
This is due to overcrowding earlier on this train's journey.
This train is no longer full and standing from Westbury.
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« Reply #154 on: July 22, 2020, 07:10:41 pm »

What does it make of this nonsense!

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Taplow: Lifts out of order
The lifts will be out of order between Platform 1 and Platform 1 from now until further notice at Taplow station.

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« Reply #155 on: July 22, 2020, 07:25:44 pm »

What does it make of this nonsense!

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Taplow: Lifts out of order
The lifts will be out of order between Platform 1 and Platform 1 from now until further notice at Taplow station.

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It doesn't even attempt to make head, tail, or anything between of single station reports.
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« Reply #156 on: July 22, 2020, 11:28:43 pm »

What does it make of this nonsense!

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Taplow: Lifts out of order
The lifts will be out of order between Platform 1 and Platform 1 from now until further notice at Taplow station.

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I'll use the stairs then...
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« Reply #157 on: July 23, 2020, 11:27:04 am »

What does it make of this nonsense!

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Taplow: Lifts out of order
The lifts will be out of order between Platform 1 and Platform 1 from now until further notice at Taplow station.

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I'll use the stairs then...

One I saw on journeycheck read the lifts are being serviced at Bath Spa and passengers are requested to use the footbridge.
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« Reply #158 on: July 23, 2020, 12:28:52 pm »

One I saw on journeycheck read the lifts are being serviced at Bath Spa and passengers are requested to use the footbridge.

During the Beast from the East, Journeycheck advised passengers at (specifically for some reason) Pinhoe, Whimple and Feniton to take care when using the footbridge becausae of icy conditions underfoot.
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« Reply #159 on: July 23, 2020, 01:00:20 pm »

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20:45 Crediton to Yeoford due 20:51

An additional bus service has been planned to operate as shown 20:45 Crediton to Yeoford due 20:51.

Needless to say Yeoford is not on the database.
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« Reply #160 on: July 23, 2020, 01:13:04 pm »

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20:45 Crediton to Yeoford due 20:51

An additional bus service has been planned to operate as shown 20:45 Crediton to Yeoford due 20:51.

Needless to say Yeoford is not on the database.

It is now  Cheesy
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« Reply #161 on: July 28, 2020, 07:39:57 am »

I fear members may be getting slightly frustrated with me making ongoing dynamic changes to the display - a few more changes made in the last few minutes; I have removed zero reports.   That means that is there are no cancellations, you will no longer see "Cancelled 0" in the top left, etc.

As I write, the map shows
Cancelled: 2
Short Run: 2
Added:2
with - in all cases - the reporting text shown in the same colour as the lines on the map in that category
and it is NOT showing
Delayed: 0
Reformed: 0
Loo Issues: 0
Other: 0
("Other" tends to pop up for things like "Will now run as scheduled" ... I'm taking a look each time I see it)

There may be fewer vectors on the map that the total of the counts, because a train might be (for example) both missing out some stops (hence "Short Run") and making additional calls (hence "Added"). In such cases, the vector on the map will show the "most disruptive" colour.

Should every one of the reports be 0, you will see a report across the top of the map:
"No reported service changes at present"
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« Reply #162 on: October 02, 2020, 09:01:26 am »

"Nice" example this morning showing many of the colours;  new system running well.



Missing colours from this example - brown for loo issues, grey for "other" - typically re-instated trains now running as normal.

Note ... a difficult morning
- points failure at Westbury
- tree on the line between Exeter and Yeovil Junction
- line closed for engineering works between Taunton and Exeter
- weather limiting speeds in The West



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« Reply #163 on: October 02, 2020, 09:10:15 am »

I agree it is a very useful guide.

Oh and quite a number of the issues apply to me - on my way to Penzance!  Currently sitting at Honiton waiting for the single line.
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« Reply #164 on: October 09, 2020, 09:58:21 am »

Was it my imagination or was the sea on the cancellation map blue earlier today?
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