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

Comments

The trains time schedule is available online on the website of the Egyptian National Railways Authority. You can only search with specific data and start/stop stations, no way to download data in bulk. The search boxed are not user friendly.

In addition to trains, timetable for buses going from one city to the other are available on the website of the Holding Company for Maritime and Land Transport: http://www.bus.com.eg/EBus/OnlineServices/Home/index.aspx [The website is down, and was not able to access it while updating the index, 30 September 2015]

Cairo International Airport flights timetable are available here: http://www.cairo-airport.com/flight_schedule.asp and http://www.egyptair.com/English/Pages/Default.aspx (Cairo Airport and the EgyptAir companies are government-owned).

Final reviewer: On none of the websites a clear mention of update procedure was identified. However, searching for trains returned results for the upcoming dates within the next month, but not further in the future , which might mean that the data is most likely up to date. However, since the data is not available for download and no meta-data is available whatsoever, we decided to mark this aspect of the data as unsure. The three websites carry a 'copyright' mention at the bottom: the information is thus the property of the respective institution. Lastly, as the data is solely queriable through a web-based interface, it is admitted that the data is not provided in a machine-readable format; there is no way to easily download the whole dataset, therefore data is not available for download in bulk.

Reviewer's note: The websites that the submitter gave are route planner, not the actual time table. Therefore, the data exist, but its not publicly available.

Reviewer comments

The websites that the submitter gave are route planner, not the actual time table. Therefore, the data exist, but its not publicly available. Route planner are not acceptable in this review.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • N Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • ? 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
Key:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data

Details

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Mor Rubinstein
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Sun Aug 30 2015 12:11:34 GMT+0000 (UTC)