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A new way to get travel news on the move

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Ulyssa MacMillan Ulyssa MacMillan | 10:11 UK time, Thursday, 11 June 2009

11.42am Important note: We've just had word from the Travel team that the mobile site is experiencing some serious technical difficulties. As a result, you will not be able to access the travel site. Please bear with us.


Travel delays and disruptions are in the headlines today. Finding alternative routes and getting the latest news on delays and disruptions can save you time and effort when you're on the move.

We've offered traffic information on the BBC's mobile site for several years but we've just launched a new and improved version.

You can search by road, postcode or town name to find the information that matters to you. You can sort the results by time or severity of delay, and find out if an earlier accident or traffic jam has cleared.

Most of us have journeys that we take frequently, so we've introduced the ability to personalise the service by creating a favourites list which gives swift access to the information you want in just one click.

For the first time, we're also offering public transport information. Whether you need updates on rail, ferries, air travel or the London Underground, the new service helps you find out what might affect your journey, so you can be prepared.

Hopefully your travel plans will go as smoothly as possible, but if you want to keep an eye on potential disruptions to your journey, please try our new service.

To use the service:

- click on the Travel news link on our mobile homepage (www.bbc.co.uk/mobile)
- or type the address www.bbc.co.uk/mobile/travelnews straight into your mobile phone
- or text the word TRAVEL to 81010 to receive a direct link (texts to the BBC cost 10-15p).

(See diclaimer at top of post - Ed)

Ulyssa MacMillan is Executive Producer, Mobile Browser


  • Comment number 1.

    Dear Ms. MacMillan
    Greetings. My name is Antonio Brasil and I am organizing the 2009 Forum of Digital TV for the Institute of TV Studies (IETV). We would like to invite you or someone you could recommend that could talk about BBC innovative projects for Mobile TV. Our Forum will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next August, 28th.
    Antonio Brasil
    Forum of Digital TV
    My email is antonibrasil@yahoo.com.br


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