Indian Railways launches RailRadar, lets you track trains via Google Maps

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Indian Railways has just launched a new service called RailRadar to track a train’s exact location on a map. RailRadar is an online app where one can find the exact geographical location of about 6,500 trains on a Google map on real-time basis. The system enables a colour code method as trains highlighted in blue indicate those that are running on time while the red markers indicate the trains that are delayed or behind schedule.

To find out where your train is, simply search for its name or number and RailRadar will spot it for you. You can also find trains by entering the name of the station. One might think that it’s nothing fancy but when you look at the numbers India has the largest rail networks in the world — it operates more than 10,000 trains everyday and when you look at the top-right of the image you’ll notice that at this particular moment when I write the post only 60% of all trains are on time….

At this time there is no smartphone app but surely it’s just a matter of time.

source: The Economic Times

I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.

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