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WBDS (Welsh Bus Data Service)

Transport for Wales is developing a Welsh Bus Data Service (WBDS) to provide better quality information on bus services nationwide.

The WBDS covers operational and financial data on buses in Wales to support passengers, public sector decision-makers, third-party services, and researchers.

It will replace the systems currently used by the Traveline journey planner. TfW will use the service’s information to deliver bus projects and provide data to third-party apps, local authorities for contract management, and the Welsh Government for policy making.

The service should save local authorities from having to procure separate real-time information engines and associated Content Management Systems and give them the flexibility to procure the right display for the right location.

The project has an equivalent in England called Bus Open Data Service (BODS).