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I feel lke I have lost a good friend


Feb 8th, 2015, 02:44 PM
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I feel lke I have lost a good friend

I I just logged onto Transport Direct for the first time in a few months and found this::
My transport direct is GONE, ..maybe old news to this forum, but news to me. It has been replaced by several other sites, of which, I suppose, for my purposes, using public transportation, the closest would be TRAVELINE, http://www.traveline.info/
Two quick questions:
1.) Why was it shut down?? Just the usual perversity of fixing things that aren’t broken? I know there were a few flaws with the old site, but I managed to work around the minor eccentricities and loved it.
2.) Any one familiar with Traveline.info and like, dislike it..especially in comparison to the old transport direct site?
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Feb 8th, 2015, 04:50 PM
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You needed some new friends anyway.
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Feb 8th, 2015, 04:56 PM
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I've found Traveline to be very useful. It's been a long time since I used transport direct, so I can't make a comparison.

I put a Traveline app on my phone, which several times helped me plan a better alternative right on the spot when I had missed a train or a bus.

Google Maps works pretty well for public transportation, at least in London. I haven't used it much outside of London. I used Traveline in Scotland and in Northeastern England.
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Feb 8th, 2015, 10:32 PM
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Traveline is perfectly fine.

We've got better things to do with our taxes than fund multiple public-sector website developments doing the same thing. Transportdirect provided nothing Traveline didn't.

All public information websites absorb public resources: those run by governments almost inevitably soak up tax revenue just keeping alive.

The art of efficient government is to steward them responsibly.
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