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iRail will be the new domain for my NMBS/SNCB iPhone Route Planner. 

And expect some more updates by the end of the week. 🙂

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Route Planner translation

I’ve started translating little bits of the website, into French, Dutch and German (though some of it is still in English). I’ll be translating more the coming days (if it’s needed). Please report all typo’s you should encounter. 

You can change the language options on the settings page.

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Route Planner station auto-complete

I’ve built-in a new function; the station name “auto-complete“. 

When starting to type in a station name (starting at the 3rd char), it will suggest station names, and you can just tab them to select. 

I made a txt file with all station names I found on the NMBS website. I hope it’s up to date, and if there are any stations missing, please report. 🙂

The station names depend on their location within Belgium. Flemish stations are Dutch only, Walloon stations French only. Everything inbetween (e.g. Brussels) is in both languages.


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Route Planner bug fix

I just fixed a bug where he wouldn’t query the NMBS website if you hadn’t picked your language yet. Default language has been set to English.

Thanks to Helene.

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Route Planner updates

These are the things I’ve worked on:

  • changed color to dark blue
  • added a seperate settings page (you can only change the results page language at the moment (the content downloaded from the NMBS website))
  • language settings is saved in a cookie
  • station info is saved in a cookie too, instead of a session
  • changed date and time to use a dropdown menu and the menu should be updated to “now”
  • and many more small changes

Website is accessible through this link:

Thanks to Anner for the great feedback.