[Tagging] Public Transport Timetables

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 00:59:47 UTC 2018

On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 at 10:36, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think that, unless there are serious flaws with GTFS, we should figure
> out a way to tag it.  Another
> problem I thought of is whether it should go on individual stops or route
> relations.  Simplicity and
> data integrity says on route relations.  The ability for an ordinary user
> to use the query tool on the
> standard map to find which buses stop at a certain stop and at what times
> says on bus/train stops.

 & as with a lot of things, KISS seems to work :-)

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/-28.07721/153.42965 has a bus top (or
should that be a Public Transport Platform? :-))
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2196646878, with a simple URL
http://translink.com.au/stop/300704/gtfs/ (& yes, we have explicit
permission to link to that data!) for the current timetable (next 2
departures), together with any known, upcoming changes.

There are actually 3 routes that use that stop, with the other 2 being
school buses - if you click on the "View Full Timetable" button, you then
which shows everything for today.

That URL tag could be easily renamed to timetable / schedule or similar.

Which page would we prefer - the current departures or the full day?

I know that not everywhere has a usable GTFS, but for those places that do,
it would appear to be a pretty simple process to make use of it! :-)


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