We are piloting a system to provide alerts about major disruptions through Twitter direct message notifications. The service is free and uses our data to notify subscribers when there are significant delays or an alternative route is required.
Alerts are available for all Tube lines, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail.
To get started:
To receive these alerts, you will need to enable notifications on your phone.
Your subscriptions can be personalised with the following options:
When you subscribe, you will be asked to authorise our Twitter application to manage your account. We require these permissions to achieve the necessary functionality.
For example, if you subscribe to alerts from three Tube lines and don't already follow them on Twitter, we need permission to check your account and follow new people - which in this case are those Tube Twitter feeds.
Twitter's authorisation page aims to be fully transparent and highlights the potential abilities of our Twitter app. To clarify, we will not tweet on your behalf or monitor your activity.
Your feedback will be crucial to the outcomes of this pilot and we really want you to let us know what you think of the service.