Identifying Locations

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Identifying Stations

Stations/locations are identified by a few different items of data.

  • CRS - Computer reservation system, also referred to as national reservation system NRS codes
    • The handy 3 Character Code
  • NLC - National Location Codes
  • TIPLOC - Timing Point Locations
  • STANOX - Station Numbers
  • ATCO code - Used by multi-modal journey planners and timetables


Leeds LDS 848700 LEEDS 17132 9100LEEDS
Kings Cross KGX 612100 KNGX 54311 9100KNGX
Lincoln Central LCN 634000 LINCLNC 44038 9100LINCLNC
Glasgow Central High Level GLC 981300 GLGC 07257 9100GLGC
Gatwick Airport GTW 541600 GTWK 87911 9100GTWK

Data Source

  • A Searchable List and MySQL Database Dump
  • Phil Deaves, fairly up to date list
  • NaPTAN (National Public Transport Access Nodes) - the single government source for all public transport stops/stations in the UK - also includes bus stops, ferry terminals, airports, metro stations, heritage railways, and associated metadata, including the location of entrances to stations, and platform locations in some circumstances. Contains ATCO, CRS and TIPLOC codes and latitude/longitudes.