I would love it to be entirely in-house, being a retired IT manager who detested the enormous folly of outsourcing. I ask because it is now well over a year since 222 and U5 changed contract and hence the database needed a REVERSE_DEPOT_END function. Does it exist? The countdown predictions near both routes’ former depots (222=Hounslow, U5=Uxbridge) are still clearly expecting buses to be despatched regularly on schedule, while near the present depots (222=Uxbridge, U5=Hayes) the predictions are expected as dependant on buses coming in the other direction, clearly no longer the reality.
This must be happening on many other routes where contract changes have changed the depot location. It must be causing much distress and mistrust of the system. If the above function does not exist, it seriously needs to be developed.
Previous thread on this issue was “Countdown data on 222 seriously bad” Feb 15 to Sep 7.