Posted on 2 May 2015 by Tom

I am pleased to announce the return of RailMiles.

It’s been a very long time coming and has been through two complete rewrites since the release of RailMiles 3 but it’s now in place that I’m happy with it. The recent history of RailMiles has been somewhat troubled - primarily down to Realtime Trains, in fact - but it’s never worth releasing something until you’re happy with it.

New improvements to RailMiles in this version include integration with Realtime Trains for real-time updates, support for rail replacement buses to see just how many miles you’ve lost to them and support for any and every mobile internet connected device in the web browser. You can also now set up a friends list and set up a private league with them.

We’re still adding the finishing touches to the system so it’s not quite ready for prime time display but I’m hoping it will be in the next few days.

Today also sees the return of the mileage engine. Realtime Trains and RailMiles will soon have an integrated mileage database. The eagle eyed of you will note that Realtime Trains has featured mileages on certain services - this will soon improve as both systems become more integrated. Compared to how it was before, there are now a lot of missing elements (including metro routes) but these will become available as time goes on and more data is input back into the system.