Plymouth Train app for blocked streets

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Plymouth Train app for blocked streets

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Per an email from the city of Plymouth:

Plymouth Trains App: City of Plymouth News & Alerts
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The City of Plymouth and Integrated Traffic Systems LLC have collaborated to help solve an age-old problem in town – avoiding train delays.

train app
The Plymouth Trains app allows users to receive a notification and an estimated waiting time when a train is blocking the road. There are settings to let you receive notifications all the time or for just a specific time or day of the week. Another optional setting uses your location and sends a notification when you’re within range of a blocked crossing. The “chance of train” feature can help you plan your trip by seeing the likelihood of a blocked crossing.

The app is still in development and is currently active for only the Farmer St. crossing. We are working through infrastructure and technology issues to cover the remaining crossings in the City.

The app is available on the Apple App Store. An Android version is in the works.
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Re: Plymouth Train app for blocked streets

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I grew up in Plymouth but left in the late 1960's when my Uncle Sam requested my services for several years. I remember reading articles in the Plymouth Mail (remember that?) about C&O engineers getting ticketed for blocking crossings. I guess that it's still a problem.

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Re: Plymouth Train app for blocked streets

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estimated waiting time when a train is blocking the road.
Seems it may be quite inaccurate, unless the app is very smart and has access inside information.

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Re: Plymouth Train app for blocked streets

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So this'll actually be a useful tool for fanning in the area, potentially. We just need it to tell us which route the train is taking :D
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Re: Plymouth Train app for blocked streets

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I downloaded the app just for fun. It only shows Farmer street. But it does have a webcam. Kind of fun to randomly open the app and see a train going through.
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