Open Data Releases

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This page lists data that has been made available from the rail and transport industry.

Network Rail

Railway Safety and Standards Board

  • Railway Group Standards has current and withdrawn Railway Group Standards (the 'Rule Book'), Rail Industry Approved Codes of Practice (RACOPs), guidance notes and and Rail Industry Standards.

Office of Rail Regulation

  • National Rail Trends, including Signals Passed at Danger (SPADs), volume of freight movement, historical Public Performance Measure data, passenger train revenue and temporary speed restrictions.

ATOC

Transport for London

  • TfL Open Data, where you can sign up for access to numerous feeds, including live traffic camera images, real-time bus arrivals, Tube departure boards, station locations, a journey planner and tube disruption data.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

High Speed Two Ltd

  • Data.gov.uk details the route of the planned HS2 line. It is ESRI shapefile format. Licenced under Open Government Licence (OGL)

British Transport Police

  • Data.gov.uk has crime stats for stations and trains in Jan to August 2012

OpenStreetMap.org

  • OpenStreetMap contains most of the UK rail network at varying levels of detail. Some stations are tagged with naptan:AtcoCode and/or a CRS reference, and some have routes associated with them. The Osmosis application could be used to pull nodes and ways from an OSM planet dump/extract.

Non-UK data

Some of this data is fully open, other data is available for casual use but without clear licensing conditions.

Sweden

  • Trafikinfo API for trains operating in Sweden provided by Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration.
  • Järnvägsdata contains geographical data of railway infastructure in Shapefile format.

Finland

Finland has an extensive open rail data platform thanks to the government's open-data initiative.