Month: June 2016

DesignExperienceNews

Design Students – Join us for a 5-day Sprint

TfL’s Experience Design team is inviting 6 enthusiastic design students to take part in a 5-day design sprint in collaboration with the TfL Cycle Hire team. The goal is to offer hands-on experience of the mindset and tools of the human-centred design that the TfL Experience Design team use in their everyday work.  

5 Day Design Sprint

Join us for a 5-day design sprint, from interpreting the design challenge to testing ideas on the public and presenting your findings to the TfL Experience Design team

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Journey Planner

TfL Journey Planner Updates – June 24

Welcome to the latest installment from the Journey Planner team, with this week’s summary of our data updates. The Unified API is updated with new Journey Planner data up to five times a week – to receive notifications of when new data has been added, including a summary of what has changed, please email GetThePoint@tfl.gov.uk

London Underground train

London Underground: Engineering works timetables for trains and replacement buses are now in place for the next four weekends

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InformationNews

Demand for Digital Services During Today’s Disruption

As expected, we saw very significant demand for digital services during this morning’s disruption as torrential rain and signal failures affected a number of Tube and Rail lines. 

Website Traffic - June 23 morning peak

TfL website traffic during the June 23 morning peak, showing a significant increase on yesterday, and the same time last week

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DevelopersInformation

Configuration & Change Management in Agile DevOps – Part 1

We have successfully adopted and transitioned into DevOps, Agile and continuous integration with weekly deployments of code, new features and functionality to the TfL website. This is the first in a series of posts looking at how we manage these processes behind the scenes. 

Change, release, configuration & service transition is moving from gatekeeping to devolved, trusted & collaborative safe continuous delivery

Change, release, configuration & service transition is moving from gatekeeping to devolved, trusted & collaborative safe continuous delivery

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Journey Planner

TfL Journey Planner Updates – June 17

Welcome to the latest installment from the Journey Planner team, with this week’s summary of our data updates. The Unified API is updated with new Journey Planner data up to five times a week – to receive notifications of when new data has been added, including a summary of what has changed, please email GetThePoint@tfl.gov.uk

This week’s update includes details of the removal of many redundant stops.

This week’s update includes details of the removal of many redundant stops.

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Journey Planner

TfL Journey Planner Updates – June 10

Welcome to the latest installment from the Journey Planner team, with this week’s summary of our data updates. The Unified API is updated with new Journey Planner data up to five times a week – to receive notifications of when new data has been added, including a summary of what has changed, please email GetThePoint@tfl.gov.uk

This week's update features a number of changes to stops.

This week’s update features a number of changes to stops.

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DevelopersNews

MasterCard Trip Hack – Event Review

I sat on the judging panel for 2016 MasterCard Trip Hack event held in Old Street, London this weekend which focused on using the APIs from TfL, MasterCard and British Airways to create innovative new products and services. 

Flyto pitch their winning idea

Flyto’s winning idea was an airline-related proposal which would enable customers to pay for their flight in instalments.

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DevelopersNews

Unified API: The Tram Network

Following the addition of the Capital’s tram network to the Tube map for the first time earlier this month, we’ve made some improvements to the trams data in our API. The representation of the Tram network has been merged from four individual lines down to a single line. This makes Trams easier to interpret for customers, and consistent with other rail modes like London Overground.

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Use the tram? Add it to your favourites!

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NewsTech Partnerships

Twitter Pilot – Major Disruption Notifications

Since 2012 we’ve been providing service updates for all our Tube lines and other modes of transport through Twitter. Customers tell us it’s useful to know when disruption is impacting their journey, and this has been a key factor behind our social media followers reaching more than 4 million people.

On top of this, over 8,000 developers are using the open data in our Unified API to build apps that help our customers plan their journeys and avoid unnecessary delays, with over 42% of Londoners using around 500 apps powered by TfL’s open data.

meeting with Twitter

We’ve worked closely with Twitter to develop a pilot that notifies followers when there are major disruptions on specific lines.

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Journey Planner

TfL Journey Planner Updates – June 3

Welcome to the latest installment from the Journey Planner team, with this week’s summary of our data updates. The Unified API is updated with new Journey Planner data up to five times a week – to receive notifications of when new data has been added, including a summary of what has changed, please email GetThePoint@tfl.gov.uk

This week’s update includes details of many changes to bus routes.

This week’s update includes details of many changes to bus routes.

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