Amtrak Station Status Boards

A simulated Solari-type board is provided to furnish the status of Amtrak trains at any station that you choose - as if you were there - right now.

   Write in 3-character Station Code and hit Enter. (Search for Station Codes)       
(+) Options (-)  Options
      Choose the display type:
      Choose the time format:
         12 hour
         24 hour
      Choose the column format (Solari display type only)
         Short - Scheduled Time, Number, Description, Destination, Status
         Long  - Same as short but additionally, Origin and Estimated Time
      Flipping Action (Solari display type only)
         Faster - For those who are in a hurry.
(+) Column Descriptions and Notes (-)  Column Descriptions and Notes

"Sched. Time" or
"Scheduled Time"
If this is the destination station for the train, then this is an arrival time. Otherwise, it is a departure time.
"Number" The train's number.
"Train" This is the name of the service, such as "Silver Star".
"To" This is the train's destination.
"From" This is the train's origin. This column is standard for the "Static" display, but optional for the "Solari" display.
"Remarks" This column is standard for the "Static" display. It shows the train's status.
"(E)arly (L)ate" This column is optional for the "Solari" display. It shows the train's status. "E" means early. "L" means late. "H" denotes hours. "M" denotes minutes.

For a train which is "Overdue" (meaning that the latest expected time report has not been posted), the Solari board will alternate between showing the word "Overdue" and the last report that had been given for that train.
"Est. Time" or
"Estimated Time"
This column is standard for the "Static" display and optional for the "Solari" display.

It shows Amtrak's estimated time, if one is available and if it is different from the scheduled time (first column). This time will probably be different than simply combining the scheduled time with the amount of time the train is either early or late because a train can make up or lose time.

Lastly, although this time is frequently updated for this display, it will not be as timely as getting this information from Amtrak directly.

The list of trains presented is limited to those scheduled at a station for the next 8 hours.

   Use your browser's "Control +" and "Control -" keys to scale the size of the display up or down.
   The display will update automatically every few minutes.

   About every hour the board will be reinitialized, automatically.
   Do not do a manual "refresh" on your own because that will effectively disable the automatic refresh.

   If you want to create a bookmark for a particular station page, it must have this format:
   where xxx is the 3-character code for the station you are interested in.

   If the motion of the "split-flaps" appears slow or choppy, most likely your computer is either slow or too
   busy doing other things. Try a different browser. Finally, there is also a static (non-flipping) option as well.

   Supported Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari.
Firefox: For the Solari simulation, if the sound doesn't start, you'll either need to click somewhere on the page, or change your settings (Options, Privacy & Security, Permissions, Block websites from automatically playing sound) .

   The Split-Flap display code is made available here by Pete Butler.

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