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



There has been a lenghty dispute over this data, as it's maitained by CHAPS, a commercial company. CHAPS was ordered to open the data. They put it on a FTP, with no metadata and no licence. It's a collection of a thousands of zip archives.

Bus schedules are available in JDF format (a CSV like structure), train data is a bunch of PDFs.

Apparently, CHAPS doesn't want to let go of it's monopoly.

Reviewer comments

Good review

Data Availability

  • ? Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • ? 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
  • 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   xls, pdf
Reviewer   Pieter Colpaert
Submitters   Michaela Rybičková
Last modified   Thu Sep 17 2015 08:56:57 GMT+0000 (UTC)