Here’s a timeline of important events throughout the story of Railboard.
The first line of code is written.
I (Jon Cox writing here, hi 👋) got the initial idea for a simpler train times app while commuting in 2015; coming up with the name Railboard while looking up at an information board at Waterloo East station in November 2015.
Acquired the railboard.com domain name.
The first version of the Railboard was launched on the App Store on 2 May 2018, with what has now become the ‘Live trains’ tab.
Version 2.0 was released, adding the Saved tab - which has since been renamed Routes.
The Planner tab was added in version 3.0, for multi-part journey planning.
First started talking to potential partners about selling train tickets through the app.
The Pinned tab made its first appearance with version 4.0.
Tickets finally arrived! Version 5.0 added the ability to buy train tickets on the Planner tab and added the new ‘My tickets’ tab.