[Talk-GB] Virgin Train Traces

Thomas Wood grand.edgemaster at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 19:05:05 BST 2009

That's a good idea, I'm pretty sure a good number of the modern trains
use GPS as confirmation they're allowed to open their doors, so they
must contain some of the kit to do it.

2009/9/28 John McKerrell <john at mckerrell.net>:
> Hi
> Has anyone ever approached Virgin to get GPS traces from their trains?
> Would it be worth asking or do we have enough coverage? Richard Baker
> [1] is "General Manager for Virgin Trains Liverpool, N Wales & Chester
> to London" and is happy to receive emails so if we think it's worth
> asking I will go ahead and do so. I just asked him about getting the
> trains to update http://mapme.at/ with their current positions and
> he's just told me it would be too much work, but supplying us with a
> day's worth of existing traces (perhaps with the time "anonymised")
> should be less effort than the constantly updated stream I was
> originally asking for.
> Anyway, opinions appreciated.
> John
> [1] - http://twitter.com/richard_baker
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