Open Rail Data Wiki
You've come to the right place if you're looking for information on Open Data available from Great Britain's rail industry.
If you're looking for help, advice or just want to talk about rail data, join the Open Rail Data group on Google Groups.
Data already open
- Real-time running data. This platform provides real-time train movement information from Network Rail's internal systems. You will need a reasonable level of technical skill to interpret the data. There is community-written documentation about the feeds available, as well as reference data.
- Sectional Appendicies, containing detailed information of lines, routes, junctions and permitted speeds.
- Working Timetables - schedules for passenger, empty passenger, freight and infrastructure trains.
- Rules of the Route/Rules of the Plan, Data relating to planned engineering blockades and constraints on timetable planning.
Railway Safety and Standards Board
- RGS Online, providing access to current and withdrawn Railway Group Standards (the 'Rule Book'), Rail Industry Approved Codes of Practice (RACOPs), guidance notes and and Rail Industry Standards.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.
Transport for London
- TfL Developer Area, 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.
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
OSM contains most (need confirmation of this) of the UK rail network. Stations appear to be flagged with naptan:AtcoCode and/or CSR Ref and have train routes associated with them. The Osmosis application could be used to pull nodes from an OSM planet dump.