Friday, 09 December 2016 11:30

Twitter alerts for Sydney rail commuters


Twitter Australia and the New South Wales public transport body, Transport for NSW, have teamed up to provide alerts about delays or disruptions on the Sydney suburban and inner-city rail networks.

The alerts will be sent on the @TfNSWAlerts Twitter feed.

The new service will allow commuters to define specific stations and travel times to produce personalised alerts.

These can be based on selected routes, locations and typical travel hours which will help them get to where they need to be more efficiently.

This service has been produced in collaboration with Australian developers @proxima_io and@AppJourney as part of Twitter's ongoing commitment to Smart Cities.


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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.



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