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



MACHINE READABLE: YES, the files are in GTFS and some in TransXChange format.
AVAILABLE IN BULK: YES, as of mid 2014.

OPENLY LICENSED: NO Based on our interpretations of Terms and According to the OKF definition the license is considered 'CLOSED' it is a RE-USE of PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMATION UNDER THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (RE-USE OF PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMATION) REGULATIONS 2005 (SI 279/2005) Licence (https://www.transportforireland.ie/terms-conditions/). The problem areas for the licence are:

(4) not using the document:

(a) for the principal purpose of advertising or promoting a particular product or service; (Interpreted by some as being non commercial purposes)

(b) for an illegal, immoral, fraudulent or dishonest purpose or in support of the aforementioned purposes (immoral is the problem as who gets to decide what is and is not immoral)


5.1.The benefit of this License may not be sub-licensed. (impedes interoperability)

Reviewer comments

see notes

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y 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   GTFS
Reviewer   Tracey P. Lauriault
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Wed Oct 29 2014 17:09:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)