Once Around the Web: Track that Train!

This week Amtrak released “Track a Train” an interactive map of its 300-plus daily train trips.

Atlantic Cities gives us the scoop:

Now travelers and train enthusiasts alike can see how slow fast a particular Amtrak train is moving at any given time.

Requisite snark aside, the service looks both polished and useful. (You can find it in the lower-left corner of Amtrak’s main site.) The base map gives a national overview of Amtrak’s service at the moment. Active trains are indicated by a blue arrow pointing in the direction they’re traveling. Stations are shown as smaller white dots. A purple circle enclosing a number shows how many trains are in high-traffic areas and lets users zoom in with one click.

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