A command line utility to show bus arrival times at bus stops in London. Like the countdown boards at the bus stops but in your Terminal.
The data is from Transport for London's unofficial Countdown API.
This is an unofficial third party app. The authors are not responsible for TfL nor is TfL responsible for them.
Install the countdown gem:
$ gem install countdown
Download the configuration file and save it in your home directory (
Give it a quick test:
$ countdown Sutton Common Road (50799) -------------------------- 93 Putney Bridge due 93 Putney Bridge 5 min 413 Morden 7 min 413 Morden 21 min 93 Putney Bridge 26 min Ash Road (50823) ---------------- 93 North Cheam 3 min 93 North Cheam 3 min 93 North Cheam 13 min 413 Sutton Garage 15 min 93 North Cheam 18 min 93 North Cheam 22 min
Edit your configuration file to include the locations and stops you use. You can have as many locations and stops as you like. Use TfL's Countdown website to find the stop IDs.
Show the bus arrival times for your default location (i.e. the first entry in your config file):
Show bus arrival times for another location:
$ countdown morden
Location names are not case sensitive.