Now you can subscribe to new report alerts for operators, areas, routes and stops

Blue Streaks by Steve Webel

One of the most-requested features for FixMyTransport has been the ability to track a specific route or area. We’re extremely happy to report that you can now do just that, with our introduction of Atom feeds. Subscribe to a feed, and you’ll be notified of new transport problem reports when they occur near you, or on a route you care about.

In fact, you can now track not just routes and map areas, but specific operators, stops and stations too. We’re hopeful that this will help build communities around shared services.

Subscribe to your commuter route, for example, and you’ll not only be the first to know when a problem has arisen, but you’ll also be able to join the campaign and communicate with your fellow passengers on FixMyTransport.

Or you might want to track all issues in your town or local area. Here’s how:

1. Start by searching for your local area: click here.

Select location on FixMyTransport

2. Use the map controls (circled below) to zoom in or out, pan, or scroll until the map covers the area you’re interested in.

FixMyTransport map controls

3. Find the orange feed icon at the top of the relevant list: feed Right-click on ‘Get updates on issues on and around this map’,  and select ‘Copy shortcut’ (in Internet Explorer) or ‘Copy link location’ (in Firefox). This will give you the URL to paste into your feed reader.

save the feed url

Don’t use a Reader? Some popular ones are Google Reader, Bloglines, and FeedDemon.

Here are some examples of pages with the new feed capability:

If you run a website, you can now also feed content directly to it. We think it’s ideal for local community sites, commuter and transport pressure groups, or any other site with a focus on transport. Just drop us a line on if you’d like some help.

EDITED TO ADD: Lichfield Community media have now written a great post to explain how to add a FixMyTransport feed to a WordPress site.


Image by Steve Webel, used with thanks.


  1. mike harradine says:

    On the item “Start by searching for your local area on this page.” Post code cannot be entered on any browser! Not much use then.

    • Myfanwy says:

      Hi Mike,

      When you say the postcode ‘can’t be entered’, what is the exact issue? That the text box physically won’t allow you to type in, or that your postcode isn’t recognised?

      If you could let us know then we’ll have a look into the reasons why.

  2. louise says:

    Hi Mike, Yobo,

    As Myf says, if you can give us a bit more detail about the problems you’re having, we’ll look into what’s going on. If the problem is that the postcode or area isn’t being recognised, could you tell us what the postcode or area you’re trying to enter is? If the problem is that you can’t enter anything, can you tell us what browser and operating system or mobile device you’re using?

  3. Myfanwy says:

    Just to clarify: the images in the post above are screenshots, not functional forms.

    Please click through to FixMyTransport via the link to begin your search.