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A pygame program that immitates the dot matrix departure screens found at National Rail stations, using the RealTime Trains API.


  • Sign up for an account on RealTime Trains
  • Clone the repository, and run the python script:

    $ git clone
    $ python ./
  • Now, in the newly created, replace <username> and <password with your RealTime Trains auth credentials


Run the Python Script:

python ./

Then, type in a 3 letter station CRS code (for example: KGX for London Kings Cross)

Type in a station code: KGX

This should open a window with the departure board!


See the LICENCE file


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