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Open Data releases

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

Network Rail

  • Network Rail Datafeeds, providing 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 available, as well as .
  • 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  • RGS Online, providing access to current and withdrawn Railway Group Standards (the 'Rule Book'), Rail Industry Approved Codes of Practice (RACOPs), guidance notes and and Rail Industry Standards.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

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

British Transport Police

  • has crime stats for stations and trains in Jan to August 2012

OpenStreetMap 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 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.

  • SNCF Open Data is the open data project from French national operator, SNCF. The data itself is in beta (e.g. only covering some regions), with full open datasets anticipated soon.
  • NS API for all Dutch trains is a great, simple API including stations, schedules, and realtime feeds.
  • Zugmonitor API gives access to the data used for the Zugmonitor project. The API is only for non-commercial use, with full open data a question for Deutsche Bahn.
  • Irail is a Belgian non-profit initiative with the aim of opening up transportation data.
  • CKAN Spain railways data gives access to stations, lines and investments in Spain ADIF and FEVE. More information in Spanish