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Mapping out the train routes in India

I had nothing better to do on a Sunday morning so I made a map. If you have been following my blog, you will know that I am trying to make sense of the Indian Railways, why the trains runs late  and if there's anyway we can learn about the cause of the delays, based on patters in delay.
Towards that goal, I posted two blog posts that described how and where I was collecting my data from and a first look at the data I was gathering. Even from the preliminary look, it can be seen that there are specific routes/stations that are causing a delay along a train's route. And the delays were induced on multiple runs at the same station, meaning that it wasn't simply a one time thing.
Moving on, another way to look at the problem is to understand how crowded the railway lines are. By mapping all train movement in India, we will be able to understand how crowded specific routes are and if they're crowded at a specific time of the day. By adding delay information from multiple t…