Creeping ever closer

Adrian Howard adrianh at
Wed Aug 23 10:57:31 BST 2006

On 23 Aug 2006, at 09:04, Peter Corlett wrote:

> On 23 Aug 2006, at 08:21, Adam Auden wrote:
> [...]
>> As Greg and Andrew have already said, it's about an hour and forty
>> mintues by train.  Handly place to get such info is:
> I'm quite a fan of (there's an English version  
> of the site) for planning rail journeys because it gives a lot more  
> detailed information on routes, and doesn't involve loads of  
> clicking back and forth through the terrible "wizards" that the UK  
> sites have.
> It's tempting to write a screen-scraper for it, actually...

The problem I've had with this one (but only very occasionally) is  
that it gives routes that exist in reality (the trains go between the  
various stations at the times it says) but you can't actually get  
legal tickets for that particular combination of trains. Bizarre but  


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