Journey Planner + Crossrail routes


#1

Hello,

Is there an ETA for the Crossrail stations and live train times to appear in the Journey Planner website and API?

Thanks in advance,

Tim


#2

It’s kind of lurkig in Tfl Rail: they’ve already moved Heathrow Connect in there, as well as the previous Liverpool Street-Shenfield section


#3

Hi @TimH

Live arrivals for TfL Rail between Paddington – Heathrow are now available in the API - see Hanwell for example: https://api.tfl.gov.uk/Stoppoint/910GHANWELL/Arrivals

Similarly Journey Planner will return TfL Rail services for journeys involving stations between Paddington – Heathrow (and Liverpool Street – Shenfield).

For subsequent phases of the Elizabeth line launching from December 2018 onwards, we’ll have news closer to the time about timelines.

Hope that helps - let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks
Jacob


#4

Hi Jacob,

Thank you for your reply - that’s very helpful.
You too @nickp :smile:

Does TfL Rail also cover Heathrow Express?
If so, is it possible to include/exclude either service from the Journey Planner API results?

Thanks in advance,

Tim


#5

Hi Tim

Does TfL Rail also cover Heathrow Express?

No - Heathrow Express is not operated by TfL and the mode is categorised as National Rail in the API.

There’s a useful summary of the different public transport options to get to/from Heathrow on their website - including TfL Rail, Heathrow Express and the Piccadilly Line.

If so, is it possible to include/exclude either service from the Journey Planner API results?

It is - you can specify the mode in the query, so for example to show only TfL Rail services - https://api.tfl.gov.uk/Journey/JourneyResults/1000174/to/1000105?mode=tflrail

The Swagger documentation for the Journey Planner API should also help: https://api.tfl.gov.uk/swagger/ui/index.html?url=/swagger/docs/v1#!/Journey/Journey_JourneyResults

Hope that’s useful!

Jacob


#6

Hi There,

What would be the best way to query the arrivals at Chalfont & Latimer for both the Metropolitan and Chiltern service?

https://api.tfl.gov.uk/StopPoint/940GZZLUCAL/arrivals works fine for the Met line
https://api.tfl.gov.uk/StopPoint/910GCHLFNAL/arrivals will not have any results for the Chiltern service. As there is no line information available

Thanks in advance,
Greg


#7

Hi @greglak

Apologies for the slow response.

Currently we don’t have live arrival data for non-TfL train services (such as Chiltern), so you’ll need to use the National Rail Enquiries feed - Darwin - to get those times.

It’s something we’re looking at and when I have an update I’ll loop back around on this thread.

Thanks
Jacob