I’ve been wanting to make a travel planning application for a while now, here’s a prototype I made for one of its many features: iRAIL API Tech Demo.
One of the features I wish to make is a rail journey planner which shows the route on a map. This means the user can see what towns the route goes through, so if they want to break their journey up over a couple of days, they can decide where’s a good place to spend the night. Obviously Belgium is such a small country that it’s hard to find a journey that takes more than a few hours, but the original plan was to show this for the whole of Europe. Sadly at time of writing I’m struggling to find a rail timetable API that covers the whole continent.
Big thanks to the iRail team for producing such a good API.