Timetables of major government operated (or commissioned) national-level public transport services (specifically bus and train). The focus here is on national level services (not those which operate only at a municipal or city level and which are not controlled or regulated by the national government). A 'yes' in any question will refer to both types of transport. However, if there is no national level service operated or regulated by the government for a given type of transport (for instance busses), then this type is ignored in this data category. Data submitted in this category should meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Time of operating
  • Time of leaving first station and arriving to the last station
  • Updated at least once a year

Data Location


National rail company (NMBS/ SNCB) have made their static traindata (timetables) available as shared data. You need to follow procedure and sign of on a one on one contract before being able to use it. See: https://www.belgianrail.be/nl/klantendienst/faq/public-data.aspx

However a 3rd party group iRail has made this data available for the general public, machine readable as well as in bulk, both GTFS and GTFS-RT (real-time) under an open license. Thanks to the European database law, public transit schedules are not copyrighted. Therefore the data is free for anyone to use, reuse and redistribute.

Review note: data is available upon request, therefore it is not publicly available.

Reviewer comments

Accepted submission. Data is available upon request, therefore it is not publicly available.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • N Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • N Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • N Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   GTFS
Reviewer   Mor Rubinstein
Submitters   Pieter-Jan Pauwels
Last modified   Fri Sep 25 2015 16:39:55 GMT+0000 (UTC)