TransportAPI selected to build Transport for the North’s Open Data Hub

12 Jun 2019 by Jonathan Raper

We are delighted to announce that TransportAPI has been selected to deliver the Transport for the North (TfN) Open Data Hub (ODH) working with Trapeze Group. This is part of Phase Two of the £150 million, Department for Transport funded, Integrated and Smart Travel (IST) programme for TfN.

The ODH will be TfN’s key data portal for the disruption and fares data needed to drive improvements in journeys across the north of England. TransportAPI will integrate data from operators and local authorities to provide a real-time source of the most up-to-date travel information.

The new ODH will be delivered by TransportAPI in RESTful API form so that developers can integrate the disruption and fares data into apps and websites quickly and easily.

Jonathan Raper, CEO of TransportAPI commented “Enhancing the quality of journey information across the North’s vast network of different operators and transport authorities is a key ambition for TfN. The new ODH will be a definitive source for disruptions and fares, and it will enable passengers to benefit from reliable and quality information wherever and however they choose to travel in the TfN region.”

The new ODH is expected to go live with its first services early in 2020 to support the delivery of TfN’s Integrated and Smart Travel (IST) programme.