I’ve finished placing all the trainlines in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and I’ve almost finished Singapore. Data entry can be a tedius task at times and there are some usability flaws that trainlines has, that make it harder than it should be.
One of the things I’ve really enjoyed is learning little things about places I want to go and see. In Malaysia on the island of Borneo there is a train route and a couple of the stations can’t be found in Google maps. They have a name and that is all. The rail site claims they stop there but from the terrain and satellite view it appears like a mountainous tree filled valley. I want to go there.
Another is the TranzAlpine train route in New Zealand that winds between mountains and by riverbeds. I’m sure it will be breathtaking journey.
To help with exploring, I have an upcoming feature that will show flickr photos that are within 10kms of a train station. Here is an example of how google does it now with panaramio.
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