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Querying the upcoming public transport departures in Berlin

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bvg-grabber

Showing BVG Departures In Your Office

Blog post:

https://markusholtermann.eu/2013/06/showing-bvg-departures-in-your-office/

Slides:

https://speakerdeck.com/markush/showing-bvg-departures-in-your-office

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Installation

Requires Python 3!

To use bvg-grabber go and install it as you do with every Python package:

$ pip install bvg-grabber

or:

$ pip install --user bvg-grabber

Usage

bvg-grabber comes with a simple command line tool bvg-grabber.py:

$ bvg-grabber.py --help
usage: bvg-grabber.py [-h]
                    [--vehicle [{S,U,TRAM,BUS,FERRY,RB,IC} [{S,U,TRAM,BUS,FERRY,RB,IC} ...]]]
                    [--limit LIMIT]
                    station file

Query the BVG-website for departures

positional arguments:
station               The station to query
file                  Path to file. Use - for stdout

optional arguments:
-h, --help            show this help message and exit
--vehicle [{S,U,TRAM,BUS,FERRY,RB,IC} [{S,U,TRAM,BUS,FERRY,RB,IC} ...]]
                        Vehicles which shall be queried, if non given
                        actualdepartue (bus) will be used
--limit LIMIT         Max departures to query. Default: 9

Example:

$ bvg-grabber.py "U Ernst-Reuter-Platz (Berlin)" - --vehicle U --limit 2 | json_pp
[
   [
      "U Ernst-Reuter-Platz (Berlin)",
      [
         {
            "line" : "U2",
            "end" : "U Ruhleben (Berlin)",
            "remaining" : 12180,
            "start" : "U Ernst-Reuter-Platz (Berlin)"
         },
         {
            "line" : "U2",
            "start" : "U Ernst-Reuter-Platz (Berlin)",
            "remaining" : 12600,
            "end" : "S+U Pankow (Berlin)"
         }
      ]
   ]
]

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