Tweeting train passengers update from the crowd

TGV passengers with mobile telephone (Photo: DB AG/Gustavo Alabiso).

PASSENGER INFORMATION: A service alerting passengers to ‘crowd sourced’ information about train delays has been developed by Ben Smith, an IT consultant specialising in mobile technologies who commutes into London by rail. @uktrains provides news on disruption via the Twitter website, which allows people to publish 140 character messages.

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