I am crap at internetting. I still buy books in bookshops rather than on line. But, after a brief hickup while I told it that by Waterloo I meant London Waterloo rather than Liverpool Waterloo, I found the text version of TrainTracker most helpful. I liked that I got a choice of trains at around the date and time that I specified, and I liked especially that I had the option of looking also at earlier or later trains between the same two destinations that day.
I am in the habit of saying that Britain’s trains – well, the London based surface trains that used to be British Rail, that I know about – have got better in the last year or two (although at what cost to me as a taxpayer I shudder to guess). This is just one of the ways in which I sense that things are improving. This TrainTracker thing - which presumably covers all of England, Scotland and Wales - didn’t exist a few years back. Did it?