TrainTimes looks up operator information in version 2.03

No, not you, the person operating the computer – the companies operating the trains!

Another update has been pushed out by Kevin Wells to his application for checking railway timetables, TrainTimes, with a behavioural improvement and a handy new feature.

Like many of Kevin’s programs, TrainTimes presents a way to access information from sites and services from the RISC OS desktop that might be problematic for some web browsers in use on the platform. It does this by using Wget to relay what has been input or selected to remote servers using application programmer interfaces (APIs) provided by the organisations providing those servers. In this case, the service providers are National Rail and Realtime Trains.

The new feature provided by version 2.03 of the application is that it can now look up information on the operators running any given train. This is presented in a window from which you can save the full information, their head office address, or their customer services address, as well as the full information, or simply click on the email address to launch your email client, or the URL to launch a web browser.

The behavioural improvement – okay, bug fix – is that when run, the program makes a proper check to see if Wget has been seen by the system, and handles that nicely rather than throwing up an error.

If you are a new user, please note that in order to use the software you will need to register with Real Time Times (linked above) to obtain a username and password, which will be needed by the software.

If you find any of Kevin’s software useful, why not consider rewarding him for it by buying some merchandise or with a small contribution.

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