Indeed! It is generating the templates for each page that requires manual intervention. Once the templates are done, if done right, then they can be auto populated from the timetable database, again if done right.There are a lot of other considerations. Figuring out which services should be presented on a single table, and arranging timetables like the Florida services to be most positively comprehensible, and attaching Thruway bus schedules to the right timetables, is not trivial and probably honestly can't be automated.
It can be done by one person in a few hours though.
But is this being done by Amtrak or by volunteers on this site? And, if by Amtrak, it's unfortunate that someone here didn't copyright it first!According to a report in the latest issue of Trains Magazine (December 2021), timetables will be returning with a target date of the end of 2021. The work is part of the "timetable automation project" that will produce downloadable and printable documents that will "replicate legacy route timetables" but will be populated with the stations, trains and times in that are in the Arrow CRS at the time of the request. The timetables will be dynamically generated and will include up-to-date connecting Thruway services.
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