[Open-transport] GTFS feeds for The Netherlands

Thomas thomaskoch at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 16:22:27 UTC 2014

We've added the feed to http://datahub.io/organization/opentransport.
Now would someone be so kind to update http://census.okfn.org/country/ , we
Dutchmen really like to one-up Norway ;).


On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 1:41 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>wrote:

> Hi Thomas,
> This is great: would you be able to add this as a dataset to the Open
> Transport organization on DataHub:
> http://datahub.io/organization/opentransport
> Please just let Pieter or I know your username and we'll add you and you
> can then register the dataset.
> Rufus
>  On 20 January 2014 12:01, Thomas <thomaskoch at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  Hello all,
>> We would like to announce that we are supplying a GTFS feed with transit
>> data for virtually all bus/metro/train/tram and some ferry services in the
>> Netherlands, it also contains most international connections towards
>> Belgium, France, Germany and the UK. The feed is licensed under CC0 license
>> without tedious constraints about what you can and cannot do with the data.
>> The transit data used is supplied by transit agencies via the legal
>> framework "OpenGeo ND-OV loket", in a transmodel derived format. The
>> transmodel-data is then converted by us in to GTFS.
>> Some technical details: the feed contains shapes for most operators and
>> we've developed a workflow that generate shapes for all rail, tram and
>> metro lines when missing. Currently the stop-locations are directly set by
>> the operator but we're going to switch over to the IFOPT data-set when that
>> becomes available, this will provide a very high quality, maintained
>> stopplace clustering (GTFS: parent stations).
>> We're also looking to incorporate fare information, but we're currently
>> constrained by both the unavailability of this data and the lack of
>> suitable structure in GTFS to model the fare-structure in the Netherlands.
>> We're optimistic about the availability of fare information changing and
>> the flexibility of GTFS.
>> The feed also contains transfer information supplied by Dutch railways on
>> specific trip-to-trip transfers, indicating whether a transfer is
>> (im)possible on trip-to-trip detail.
>> We're also offering a GTFS-realtime feed, currently under as-is, with
>> tripupdates, vehicle-positions and alerts. The vehicle-positions and
>> trip-updates contain almost all bus and tram lines and the Metro in
>> Rotterdam (Amsterdam is in the works), the only trips not covered are
>> vehicles not equipped with the necessary hardware. Real-time train
>> information will also be available in the future but will likely require
>> some new additions the GTFS-realtime standard such as platform changes.
>> The feeds are available here:
>> http://gtfs.ovapi.nl/nl/gtfs-nl.zip
>> http://gtfs.ovapi.nl/nl/alerts.pb
>> http://gtfs.ovapi.nl/nl/vehiclePositions.pb
>> http://gtfs.ovapi.nl/nl/tripUpdates.pb
>> Kind regards,
>> Thomas Koch
>> OVapi
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