Specification for RTTI Applications

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The User Screen version of the RTTI application provides the user
with an interface that allows them to view the current timetable
and any delays that are currently being reported.

The timetable version runs in the background, hidden from the user.
It creates live train records and inserts reported delays directly
into the live timetable.

RTTI stands for Real Time Train Information. The RTTI data is prepared on behalf of ATOC (The Association of Train Operating Companies).

This service provides details about the current train timetable
from the present time until 2 hours in the future. Delays and other running details are updated by the Train Operator. The data format provides access to the following information about each train.

  • Time or departure and/or arrival.
  • Destination and/or Origin
  • Name of train operator
  • All calling points before the current station and all destinations after it
  • Any delay information (normally a time)
  • Platform number data is rarely provided as standard but is available for a limited number of routes
  • General route or service notices that may effect the service, such as points failure, a train broken down along the route.

QSL have developed an RTTI reader that downloads the data from the server and extracts the required information for use at a specific station. This data can be used to:

  • Prepare summary of departure and arrival data.
  • Prepare next train to depart calling patterns.
  • Prepare a current station timetable.
  • Supply ETA and delay information.

When used side by side with a CIS system like Wise or RCIS and a TD feed the platform information can be obtained from the TD and used by the CIS software to control all station displays and public information.