GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification)

A data specification that allows public transport operators to publish their transit data in a format that can be consumed by a wide variety of software applications. Today, the GTFS data format covers both static and real-time data and is used by thousands of public transport providers.

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GTFS was originally written by Google and is similar to the TransXChange and SIRI formats used widely in the UK. Many public transport operators release this data as open data. A good source of GTFS data in the UK is Passenger’s open data portal.