[Open-transport] GTFS feeds for The Netherlands

Christian Villum christian.villum at okfn.org
Tue Jan 21 17:22:29 UTC 2014

Hi Thomas, (moving open-transport to bcc)

Thanks for contributing to the Census, I'm cc'ing the Dutch Census editors,
Frank Verschoor and Ton Zijlstra - who are reviewing new contributions from
time to time. I should mention however, that the Open Data Census focusses
on data as they are being released by the government (however crude that
may be), not how civil society manages to improve the data later down the

In any case, a big thumbs up on your project - let's amplify in other ways.
Maybe a guest blog post or something like that?



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On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 5:47 PM, Pieter Colpaert
<pieter.colpaert at okfn.org>wrote:

>  Haha!  I think the best is to ask Christian Villum (in cc)
> Kind regards,
> Pieter
> On 2014-01-21 17:22, Thomas wrote:
>  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 ;).
>  Thomas
> 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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