Have you looked at this:
This isn't real time information, but has all the locations, as well as the
On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 1:19 PM, Udayan Vidyanta <udayan.vidya...@gmail.com>
> My name is Udayan and I am an Interaction Design (M.Des.) student at IDC,
> School of Design, IIT Bombay.
> I am currently working on an academic project to visualize real time
> indian railway information for the benefit of Indian citizens.
> I would like my visualization to show each train (as and when queried
> upon) as an interactive trail between stations (on its route). I would like
> my visualization to show train timetable, compare trains and most
> importantly to show the real time train running information interactively.
> I would like my visualization to aid the users know that what is the
> punctuality or lateness trend of a train, where a train is currently, what
> is the estimated time that it will reach the next (or 'X') station on its
> route, etc.
> Visualization is the next step, but currently I am a bit stuck on how to
> get the data. I understand that scraping the railway website should be the
> last resort and hence was trying to find APIs that could help get the data
> for me. I found two APIs:
> 1. http://railwayapi.com/
> 2. http://api.erail.in/
> I tried to get the key for the API from the above two websites. I received
> a free key from http://railwayapi.com/ but it has a 3 month validity and
> a limitation of 100 hits a day. That is too less for a public project.
> My request to the website http://api.erail.in/ has not returned a reply.
> I also found a CSV file containing train timetable for the year 2015 from
> data.gov.in/ but that does not help my cause that much.
> I would really appreciate it if you all can help me get the data for my
> project, suggest API or anything else.
> Udayan Vidyanta
> IDC, School of Design,
> IIT Bombay.
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