Why toss and turn all night when what I really wanted to do was create the 501 Timetable in PDF form?
This was not that hard to do as you might imagine. However I can’t imagine something like this being done manually for every stop. Possibly a PDF generated some a database? Anyone have any ideas on this we can share with the TTC?
I was able to use the HTML/CSS I had created yesterday by just importing the HTML file into Apple’s Page.app. It was a pretty easy transition and respects some pretty tricky selectors. The only inaccuracies I can identify is that some of the cars originated at Humber Loop instead of Long Branch as indicated at the bottom, and I am totally guessing on the trip time estimates. Comments?
Maybe someone can plaster one of these in front of Pizza Pizza on Queen/Bathurst?
Updated: A few Canadians did not understand the military time so I changed the time to 12-hour notation.
I have been amazed at how lost and helpless I feel when I’m at a bus or streetcar stop in Toronto. One gets pretty spoiled in other cities where transit stops have, oh I don’ t know, information about when transit stops there?
I point to Cologne (don’t pull something pronouncing Köln) and their excellent KVV transit system. Every stop, even bus stops, have timetables for that stop posted.
I decided to look at Toronto’s most popular streetcar line and make a timetable for the stop at Bathurst Street. I scraped the times from the preformatted text on their website.
Attached is a first crack at a 501 Queen Eastbound at Bathurst Timetable (HTML).
Just HTML and CSS. A PDF generated from a decent layout program will hopefully come from this weekend Toronto Transit Camp.
For the CSS geeks, I have added classes for the Humber and Long Branch 501’s, but I can’t say I’m sure I know what that means. Should they have their own sheets?