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SharePoint London Underground Tube Status Web Part

This is a small web part I developed which displays the status of the tube lines which make up the Transport for London Underground network.   It could be a handy web part to fill in an area of a corporate Intranet, if of course the company happens to be based in London!

This consumes a TfL datafeed so your server will need Internet access and the solution needs to be deployed at the farm level.  I’m not going to post how you can deploy this web part but a generic farm solution deployment guide can be found here.  I’ve tested this on SharePoint 2010 only but should work fine on MOSS too.

The code doesn’t use Ajax and there is no automatic refresh.  More information about lines with problems will appears on a mouse over on the status.  I’ve not included the source but happy to post if it helps anybody, and I am considering writing a tube departure board web part showing the trains from a configurable station, so if this is of any interest then please leave a comment.

Download Tube Status Web Part

Categories: SharePoint, Web Part
  1. terry
    December 16, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Thanks Ian this is awesome! Could you post the code so i can see how its done and also change the height and width?

    • December 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Terry, I’m travelling at the moment and my code is all back home, I’ll see what I can dig out. The code is very simple, a bit rough as it took about 30 minutes to create the WebPart. The formatting is all via CSS and uses standard SharePoint CSSRegistration so easy to change the layout. I have to confess I got all the CSS to ensure the correct colours from the TfL website.

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