[Talk-GB] Removal of redundant NaPTAN data

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 09:37:47 UTC 2019

On 04/04/2019 09:38, Brian Prangle wrote:
> Hi everyone
> Back in the day of the original NapPTAN import we imported pay scale 
> areas - tagged as public_transport=pay_scale_area. I don't know why we 
> ever did this - there's no evidence on the ground and it's highly 
> unlikely that any OSM data consumer makes use of them ( if indeed they 
> are still current).

I actually did use the local ones (when they were accurate), but as the 
bus companies changed their rules I deleted them because they were just 

> The information is better in public_transport applications run by 
> public transport bodies

Can you give an example of where such information might be found?  I 
could hesitate a guess*, but I suspect not every reader of this list in 
the future would necessarily be aware of that.

> So I'm proposing that they are all deleted

The equivalent for anywhere with a sane public transport system might 
object, but it could be that no such place exists outside London...

Best Regards,


* locally a combination of the council website, Bus company websites, 
Traveline and Google Maps are all likely to be equally wrong in 
different ways.  There is no authoritative answer.  When services were 
withdrawn due to government cuts last year the best answer was usually 
to ask the driver when a particular service would stop running.

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