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



Timetables are available at their webpage, but in most cases you should web-scrape them by yourself. JR-Central timetables are in PDF on https://english.jr-central.co.jp/info/timetable/ JR-West timetables are in PDF on https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/travel-information/timetable/ JR-East timetables are in multi-page plain HTML https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/timetables/index.html Therefore Japan Timetables should get a 'no' to machine readable (see notes above on HTML) JR-Central T&Cs (https://english.jr-central.co.jp/policy/index.html) reserves all rights. JR-West T&Cs (https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/terms-of-use/) only allow personal use. JR-East T&Cs (https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/termsofuse/index.html) reserves all rights. Therefore Japan Timetables should get a "no" for Open Licence.

Reviewer comments

Reviewed and is good.

Data Availability

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


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   PDF, HTML
Reviewer   Mor Rubinstein
Submitters   Satoshi IIDA
Last modified   Fri Sep 11 2015 01:37:59 GMT+0000 (UTC)