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I am looking for a website like flightradar24 but for trains, or I like to follow more precisely where my train is than the limited "next departures/arrivals" information that is readily available. Where can I find such information?

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    On the "close as too broad votes": I agree that there is a list of answers to this question, but there are precedents for this and the list is finite, manageable, and maintainable. So I think this question is useful and should be able to remain open.
    – gerrit
    Commented Dec 3, 2017 at 14:59
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    When you say my train, do you mean the one you are on? If so, sit near a window with a GPS app. :-)
    – WGroleau
    Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 15:55
  • @WGroleau The latter may not work. In particular, it works poorly on electrified railway lines. And I might mean "my train" before I have had the chance to get on it :)
    – gerrit
    Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 16:04

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Austria

ÖBB Zugradar

Czech Republic

GRAPP Online map with all trains by Czech railway authority (SŽDC) Trains colored by delay. In details of train are scheduled and actual departures

ČD

Denmark

Landets Puls.

Finland

VR

France

Géolocalisation des trains | SNCF Location on a map is no longer available (since at least June 2022). One can usually see between which stations a train currently is on SNCF Connect (app, web…) but this information is often incorrect in case of delays.

Carto Graou

Germany

Livemap via apps-bahn.de.

ZugFinder

Hungary

MÁV

India

ndtv.com for all IR trains with NDTV

Netherlands

Actuele spoorkaart (in Dutch)

Poland

PKP

Slovakia

ŽSR

Sweden

SJ Traffic Info. Can show the route and current position of a single train specified through the search box. Live position information is not available for all trains.

Switzerland

vasile.ch for SBB

Zugverfolgung / Geops. Although it appears to show locations for many countries, only a small subset of data are actually real-time.

United Kingdom

Realtimetrains. Detailed times but no map.

Raildar. Very roughly geographic diagrammatic representation. Tries to reconstruct how trains move through junctions between the reporting points in the raw data from Network Rail, but often fails miserably so can be confusing to watch,

Opentraintimes. More control-center style schematic presentation of the same data.

Traintimes offers live data of the London tube and via "More Information" in the upper right corner you can switch to London buses or National rail.

Traksy. Alternative presentation of the same data as Opentraintimes with an option to "track" a given train.

USA

TRAVIC.

San Francisco Muni (choose "show map" after selecting line and direction)

San Francisco Muni (subway only)

Transit (app. Includes real-time location data for some urban and commuter services)

Amtrak Track your Train (Amtrak only)

World

TRAVIC shows trains in many European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Israel, Brasil, Chile, USA, Canada; note though that for most trains the location shown is only interpolated from the timetable data. You can recognize a train for which live data is available by having a colored ring around the black ring (of the same color as the inner circle).

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  • @Newton TRAVIC is for transit in Bay Area only? I remember seeing one for Amtrak trains but couldn't find it just now.
    – gerrit
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 21:28
  • You can zoom in to other parts of the map too. You can see trains and transits on the east coast as well. The Amtrack tracker is amtrak.com/track-your-train.html but I have never used it.
    – Newton
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 21:32
  • Note that TRAVIC includes a bunch of data that's interpolated based on schedules (you have to click on the individual vehicles to see that). That shows a predicted location, but not an actual GPS tracked one. Depending on the agency's tendency to operate on-time service, it may or may not be meaningful. Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 21:51
  • @ZachLipton From looking around on TRAVIC a little bit, it seems the trains for which there is live data available have another colored ring around the black ring. While they say that they use live information wherever available, I only could find trains in France and the bay area for which they had any. Commented Dec 3, 2017 at 0:55

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