[Tagging] Public Transport Timetables

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 21:42:08 UTC 2018

On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 at 22:28, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> All of them. :)
> Seriously, which one I'd want would depend upon circumstances.

Agree with you, but I don't think we need to provide all those options,
just get the viewer to the right website, because once they're there, there
are links provided by the operator to go to other pages etc. I think that
the "next bus" page would be better one to land on, as it's simpler /
easier to read, while the "full timetable" page may be a bit unwieldy on a
mobile phone?

> Maybe have the tag more general so it can link to non-gtfs
> timetables on operator websites too.  Maybe we don't even have to specify
> gtfs

"Timetable" with the URL? Had a quick search & can't see that timetable is
yet in use as a tag. Perhaps "schedule" but I personally prefer timetable
for bus & so on times.

And please don't forget the possibility of a single route having two
> operator whose GTFS feeds
> list only their own vehicles on that route. The tag has to deal with
> that.  And semi-colon separators
> aren't viable

Simple way may just be multiple timetable tags -
"timetable:red_busline=URL*" "timetable:blue_busline=URL*"

Here's another stop nearby, which is a fairly major hub
https://jp.translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/stops/300018, which has 12
separate routes stopping there. These are all controlled under one network
"Translink", but the actual buses using these routes belong to 3 different
bus companies. There're also long-distance / interstate coaches that stop
here, but they aren't covered by Translink so their times aren't shown.


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