Off track (2014)

An innovative passenger information app using Darwin and Network Rail data.

Televic Rail engineers win first prize for Darwin-based application

A five-member team including two Televic Rail engineers won the first prize at Rail Delivery Group's open data 'Hackathon' in 2014.

The mission of the competing teams was to create an innovative passenger information app using Darwin and Network Rail data. Along with their team members, Televic's engineers showcased their expertise of real-time data sources, including Darwin and Network Rail data feeds, as they produced the winning passenger information application.

The app combines journey planning with real-time disruption information. It also links up with users' calendars, which makes it easier for passengers to notify contacts if they are running late. The team's creation received acclaim for its ‘customer focused’ approach.

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A Darwin-based application

The app is customer focused, pulling together journey planning with real-time disruption information. Moreover, it links up with users' calendars to make it easier to notify contacts when running late.

Members of the team "Off Track"

Jen Garrick of CDS Digital
Jason Cheung of Silver Rail Technologies
Martin Gogov of TransportAPI
Elena Khmeleva of Sheffield Hallam University
Dries Demeulemeester of Televic Rail
Jabran Bhatti of Televic Rail

Rail Delivery Group

The competition was organised by Rail Delivery Group, the organisation that brings together the owners of Britain's passenger train operating companies, freight operators and Network Rail.

The winning team stood out for a clear focus on personalised customer service – pulling together different sources of data to communicate train delays and provide information at times of disruption.

We congratulate them on a proposal that aspired to make people’s journey better – they are worthy winners.

David Brown
RDG lead on transparancy and chief executive of the Go-Ahead Group