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The Department for Transport through the Bus Services Act 2017 requires requires bus operators and/or local transport authorities to openly publish information about bus routes and timetables, stopping places, fares and tickets, location information and more broadly the operation of bus services.

In July 2020 the regulation to enable the DfT to mandate the provision of data was made:

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/749/contents/made

We have produced a quick guide to the dates and data formats required in the regulation:

https://www.rtig.org.uk/system/files/documents/RTIGT040-2.0%20BODS%20SI%20Dates%20and%20Formats.pdf 

The DfT have produced an implementation guide to support the statutory instrument:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bus-open-data-implementation-guide 

 

Routes and Timetables

These need to be published in TransXChange format.

The schema documentation for TransXChange can be found here:

http://naptan.dft.gov.uk/transxchange/

The Draft profile document is here:

A TransXChange profile

The summary PowerPoint for the profile is here:

TransXChange: Public Transport Information Profile 

 

Fares

Fares data is published in NeTEx format.

The details of this including profile documentation is available:

http://netex.uk/farexchange/downloads.htm

The schema is available on GITHub:

https://github.com/NeTEx-CEN/NeTEx

The formal NeTEx documentation is CEN copyright and available in the UK from BSI as PD CEN/TS 16614

 

Location Data

This will need to be published in SIRI VM format.

The details of this including profile documentation are being developed

 

The SIRI schema is available on GITHub:

https://github.com/SIRI-CEN/SIRI

The formal SIRI documentation is CEN copyright and available in the UK from BSI as BS EN 15531

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Our members are local authorities, bus operators, system suppliers and consultants.

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