Today we’ve put the final features into our beta website. This means it’s finished and ready to replace our existing site. We’re going to run the two in parallel for a little while longer to give you the chance to comment on the new stuff and to check everything is working as expected. We’ll also use the time to make a few final tweaks and fix any major bugs.
In this release we’ve added…
- Bus route maps
- Tube status interactive map
- Fares and single fare finder
- National Rail status board
- Website search
- Travel maps section
As always we really value your feedback so please let us know what you think and if you have any ideas for improving things further.
Usage and feedback
We’re getting around 5% of our normal website users on the beta site at the moment which is great and shows some of you have taken to the site as a main source of travel information and journey planning.
We’ve had 13m page views in 4m visits from 2m unique users since launch and received over 6,000 feedback forms.
The usage in page views, visits and uniques is shown below.
Many people love the new look, the fact it works well across mobile, tablet and desktop, and features like Journey Planner and embedded Google maps. Some of your comments have highlighted things which have not been working so well, and enabled us to improve them. Other comments reflect the fact that the site is a beta and there’s been elements which have not been available until now.
We still have some features which are relatively undiscovered like ‘Nearby’ and ‘Stations, stops and piers’ and we’d love your feedback on these in particular.
We’re now moving into the final stages of planning for the switch-over so watch this space for news about our plans.
Thanks to all of you who have given us so much feedback so far – please keep it coming, we really are listening to what you have to say.