We built Remix timetables as a way to evaluate your service down to the trip. It's intended to represent your service exactly as it's presented in your GTFS.
⚠️ Editing your frequency schedule and timetable ⚠️
Editing the frequency-based schedule is the fastest way to bulk edit your timetable (e.g. moving from 10 min frequency to 5 min frequency) . However, editing the frequency schedule will automatically overwrite any edits you've made within your timetable for each service window. Don't worry, we'll provide a warning before allowing you to overwrite your edits ("Editing this will overwrite custom trips").
Accessing the timetable
To view timetables, select any line in Remix then click the clock icon just above the name of the line. To expand the view of the timetable, click on the upper right most icon (two triangles pointing away from one another).
If you are not greeted by a timetable after selecting the clock icon, please double check to see if the line has stops enabled along the route in the map and that frequency windows have been established.
When you open the timetable, you can view it in partially expanded mode (top) or the fully expanded mode (bottom). Use the expand button in the top right corner to toggle between these views.
The times that you see on the timetable are based on specific stops that are called timepoints. These timepoints are automatically selected but can be adjusted to match what your agency uses for planning or customer facing purposes. The default timepoints are based on dividing the line into 10 equal segments and selecting stops nearest to every point of division (approximately every 1/10 of the line).
There are two ways to modify timepoints:
1. From the map view. Locate the stop on the map you wish to select/deselect as a timepoint. The stops selected as timepoints along a given line will appear as a bus icon when the timetable is open. Right-click on any stop and select either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ next to the option for timepoint.
2. From within the timetable view, you can hover your mouse between two timepoints along the simplified line view at the top of the window and an ellipsis (…) will appear. Once you click the ‘…’ a small window will appear that lists all stops that fall between the two timepoints. You will find a checkbox next to each stop. Select/deselect the stops you wish to be timepoints.
You'll notice the top row of the timetable includes numbers with a "+" in front of them. These represent segment times, or the minutes between timepoints. This number is based on an average of all of the segment times of the trips included in that portion of the timetable (in this case, travel time between stops between 3:30-6:30A).
Editing the timetable
The timetable is fully editable and can be updated in bulk or in individual cells. Here are examples of the types of edits you can make.
Updating all start times
The top left cell in the timetable is special, as editing it allows you to update all start times in the timetable. In this example, by typing in "-15" in the top left cell shifts back all trip start times by 15 minutes across all trips between 6:30-9:24.
Updating single trip start time
By editing the start time (first cell) of an individual trip, Remix will automatically update all of the following timepoint on that trip based on the segment times between stops.
Updating Segment Speeds
The column headers represent segment times, or running time between stops. You'll notice that the times change depending on which timepoints you have enabled at the top of the screen. If you want to modify the time between segments, simply edit the column header, and the new segment time will propagate down through the timetable across all trips (between 6:30-9:24).
Updating Individual Cells
When updating an individual cell in Remix, it will do two things (1) update the proceeding times along that trip based on the segment times. (2) it will update the segment time for that specific column (notice 5.0 changes to 5.3). This is because the column headers represent the average segment time across all trips on that portion of the timetable (6:30-9:24).
Patterns can be viewed, edited, copied, created, or deleted by first selected any line on a map and then clicking “A” in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. If a particular line does, in fact, have patterns, then they will appear in a drop-down view once you click the ‘A’. To view each pattern, click each respective pattern. You will notice the timetable and line segment viewable on the map updated as you select different patterns.
When viewing the timetable, the letters next to a trip indicate the pattern of the particular trip. Reference the ‘A’ and ‘B’ at the start of each row below.
Adding patterns to your route
Click on the letter “A” in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. You will find ‘Add a pattern’ as an option below the of existing patterns. If you are adding a pattern to an existing line, Remix will assume the same line speeds as other patterns of this line. If you have drawn a new line, Remix will auto-populate placeholders for speed and frequency which can be edited at any time. You can also copy any existing pattern by hovering over the pattern and selecting the copy icon. This action will copy all attributes of the existing pattern.
The best way to view interlining would be to open the timetables of the interlined routes in separate internet browser windows and display them side by side. You will see the alternating trips between the multiple routes.
Exporting to Excel
You can export your timetables by clicking the ‘share icon’ in the lower left-hand side of the screen and then select ‘Download as timetables...’. An Excel file will download which will contain the timetables for all the routes on that particular map. We have heard that you can copy + paste our Excel timetables into some scheduling software.
Timetable Edits in the Frequency View
Italicized text in the frequency-based schedule signifies you have made a change in the timetable that is different from the trips and frequencies that were previously established. It's a way of informing you that changes have been made to the trips that might be different from what we expected. The image below displays italicized text in the first service window from 5:15 - 7:15. If you attempt to edit an italicized service window, you will receive the warning regarding overwriting custom trip discussed above and shown below.
Modifying the Directional Names
Line direction names cannot be edited from within the timetable but can be changed in the direction pill in the upper left-hand corner of the screen (this is the same place where patterns live). Simply click on the word ‘inbound’ or ‘outbound’ and type in your preferred direction terminology. This change will be reflected in the timetable. Note: You can name each direction differently per pattern of the same line.