July 25th, 2012 10:42 pm by stonysleep
Work in London, Use public transport to get there?
If yes, then you probably want to keep uptodate with signal failures, suspensions and traffic problems. The best way to do this is on twitter using @TfLtravelalerts
and while you’re at work you don’t want to be checking it and some work places block twitter meaning you’d be on your phone.
There’s also this thing called the Olympics starting soon – the opening ceremony is on Friday and the main events begin on Monday (though it looks like there’s been some Women’s football on today to kick the first events off).
Everyone who’s used it knows London public transport is challenging at the best of times and can be a right pain when things go wrong. There have already been more people travelling, problems today, and its expected to get worse with over 1 million extra people travelling every day.
Anyway, got this working yesterday and it seems to work really well.
Step 1: Create a new twitter account for this purpose
Step 2: Login to the new account and Follow @Tfltravelalerts
Step 3: Link your twitter account to a tweetymail.com account (free to sign up and you get full access for the first month). You will need to sign up by giving it your twitter details, then add the email address you want the notifications to go to.
Step 4: Add a timeline alert – default is to email you after every 10 alerts in 1 email. Unless you put a filter on this is the minimum you can have per email. It works quite well as tfl tends to post alerts quite regularly including many not related to your journey.