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) has not made access to the data available.

However a 3rd party group iRail has made this data available for the general public, machine readable as well as in bulk, 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.

Reviewer comments

Changed machine readable, bulk and openly licensed. This is the case for the data on iRail, but this is not the official source of the data, which should come directly from the NMBS / SNCB according to the census guidelines.

Data Availability

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


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Pieter-Jan Pauwels
Submitters   Pieter Colpaert
Last modified   Thu Oct 09 2014 10:57:33 GMT+0000 (UTC)