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


The transport timetables of the Deutsche Bahn are available via an App at https://www.dbfahrplan.com but the data it sefe is not available online. The data is not provided in bulk nor is it not machine readable and openly licensed. The transport timetables are available as PDF via https://kursbuch.bahn.com and on CD rom and have been reverse-engineered at https://github.com/MichaelKreil/openPlanB

No change from 2013 and 2014.

Reviewer comments


Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • N Is the data available for free
  • N 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
  • N Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Pieter Colpaert
Submitters   walter palmetshofer
Last modified   Fri Sep 25 2015 14:32:23 GMT+0000 (UTC)