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APIs

Start calling data Using the APIs. A different API is required to consume each data type.

Query parameters are documented in the API reference.

You must register for an account to get an API key.

Download all data

Download all data will give you all data cached by the service for your chosen data type. All data set statuses are included in the download all, including: Published and Inactive.

Data provided to service

Browse for specific data to:

  • Look for examples of data published to the service
  • Find a data set’s detail page
  • View a data set’s metadata
  • Find a data set’s ID
  • Download a data set
  • Provide feedback to data publishers about a certain data set

Data updates

Data type Cache type Update rate
Timetables Static Updates every 24 hours around 06:00 GMT
Fares data Static Updates every 24 hours around 06:00 GMT
Bus location data Real time Every 5 seconds

Status

Data set status Explanation
Published Data that has been published
Inactive If a publisher actively wants to remove data from a published state, they can move it to an inactive state.
Data feed status Explanation
Published Data that has been published
Data unavailable Data feeds provide location data and can either be in a published or error state. Error states are given to feeds when:
  1. Feeds are unable to make a connection
  2. No data has been provided for over 5 minutes during the day
Inactive If a publisher actively wants to remove data from a published state, they can move it to an inactive state.

What is a data set/feed?

Operators must provide a complete set of data regarding local bus services. They may provide this as a single data set or break it down into multiple data sets, depending on their own business needs. Commonly operators break the data down into data sets per:

  • Operating companies
  • Regions of operation
  • Underlying scheduler
  • Route or line
  • Data source / system supplying data
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