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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/bus-open-data-implementation-guide

The open data service is accessed online:

https://www.bus-data.dft.gov.uk/

 

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/

 

Version 1.1.A is the latest version of the profile documentation and can be obtained from here:

UK Public Transport Information Profile v1.1.A 

The v1.1.A is an update to v1.1, the changes largely being updates to fix implementation issues and inclusion of information on the BODS validator. A track changes version of v1.1.A is provided with all changes since v1.1 identified and a summary of the changes in a slide deck are both available here:

UK Public Transport Information Profile v1.1.A Track Changes from v1.1

Slide deck of changes from v1.1 to v1.1.A

Recording of webinar on changes from v1.1 to v1.1.A

A track changes version from v1.0 to v1.1 is available:

TransXChange PTI Profile Track Changes v1 to v1.1

 

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 profile that bus operators must use when publishing location data via the Bus Open Data Service under the SIRI-VM standard is available online:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/technical-guidance-publishing-location-data-using-the-bus-open-data-service-siri-vm 

 

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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