TubeTracker

A source of London Underground working timetables and real-time running information.

TubeTracker is a website that allows you to access and explore the timetables used on the London Underground, with real-time information to go along with it! Think of it as the LU version of Realtime Trains. TubeTracker is not affiliated with TfL nor LUL.

Quick disclaimer: TubeTracker is meant for enthusiast use, please do not use it for journey planning or for any operational or safety uses. Many things go wrong on the Underground, which means trains will frequently divert away from the normal timetable in the best interests of the service - while TubeTracker tries to identify and show this, it's not perfect at it. The timetables are available for information purposes only, and cannot be guaranteed to be accurate, so please use at your own risk.

With that said, I do keep TubeTracker's timetables updated for most engineering works or special events, so the information will be as up-to-date as possible - moreso than on most other enthusiast websites. TubeTracker also tries to detect and warn you about closed stations, short trips, diversions, and unscheduled calls and passes; with more improvements coming in the future.

One novel feature of TubeTracker is the ability to track specific train units - seeing where they are now, what service they're operating, and what they've done earlier in the day or on previous days, and what unit(s) they are coupled up to. This is very useful for enthusiasts like myself who are trying to tick off a ride on every unit, as it makes finding them a much easier task.

Most real-time information on TubeTracker is provided by intertube, a project by eta. intertube is powered by TfL's TrackerNet, cleaning up a lot of the data, before presenting it in a much more straightforward way through intertube's website and API. eta's intertube API is available to others, so if you've got an idea of your own, send her a message.

Accessing TubeTracker

Unfortunately TubeTracker is currently only accessible on an invite-only basis - if you have a login, use the button below to access it.

Useful developer resources:

For those that have come here from my EMF 2024 talk, you may find the below resources useful, a lot of which I mentioned during the talk itself:

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