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BODS (Bus Open Data Service)

BODS provides bus timetable (TransXChange), real time vehicle location (SIRI-VM) and fares (NeTEx) data for every local bus service in England. It was commissioned following the Bus Services Act 2017, which included improvements designed to make commercial bus services more accessible to passengers. It is a Department for Transport led initiative to enable new applications, products and services for passengers.

The service hasn’t been fully delivered yet, but in time, BODS is likely to replace the Traveline National Dataset (TNDS).

The Bus Open Data Service is used by operators who publish their data, and anyone who wishes to download it. Operator source data can also be downloaded from Passenger’s Open Data Portal.