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Reading RailAir: Track My Coach web feature

9 May 2023 by David Mountain

Reading RailAir operate luxury coach routes connecting Heathrow Airport to major rail stations in Reading, Guildford and Woking. This encourages people catching flights to lower their carbon footprint by choosing public transport for their inbound and onward travel. Reliable real time information is key to building trust in public transport, and for no group of...

Bus route geometry: the most complete and accurate GB source

4 Apr 2023 by David Mountain

Bus route geometry is a fundamental building block for public transport information. Bus schedules tell you which buses will depart what stop, when, and bus stops often have a point latitude and longitude associated with them. But without the street-level geometry between stops, bus routes are jagged, cut across the road network, and do not...

Ten years of TransportAPI and our managed services go from strength to strength

2 Nov 2022 by Jonathan Raper

TransportAPI was launched in 2012 with a vision to organise and scale all of public transport information through APIs to organisations and individuals everywhere. Transport for London was our launch customer when they approached us to provide Overground train departure boards using the newly released open rail data for the 2012 London Olympics. Since our...

Introducing the Home use plan for TransportAPI

11 Aug 2022 by Jonathan Raper

TransportAPI switched over to a more generous Free trial plan in September last year to enable us to showcase more of our managed services to our commercial users. As this free trial allowed access to a large amount of data we restricted it to 30 days as this is normally enough time for a commercial...

TransportAPI and Traveline are working together to explore open bus fares

6 Jul 2022 by Jonathan Raper

TransportAPI is delighted to announce that we have begun working on a discovery of open bus fares with Traveline this month. The Bus Services Act 2017 created a duty on operators to publish their fares for the first time and the DfT set up the Bus Open Data Service (BODS) to serve out the data....

Case study: Nationwide Buses On A Map

27 Jun 2022 by David Mountain

Showing the location of buses on a map is a game-changer for Real Time Information. No matter how accurate the predicted arrival times of buses at stops, this information alone falls short of the Uber app experience that users now expect. Telling a user that a bus is three minutes away is useful, but without...

New Product Release: TAPI Rail Information

29 Sep 2021 by David Mountain

At TransportAPI, we have been serving rail schedules data and real-time information (RTI) for almost ten years. Today we are relaunching our rail offer as TAPI Rail Information, inline with our other Managed Services. Clients who trust us to serve their customers with accurate rail passenger information include Great Western Railway, Heathrow, Avanti West Coast,...

New Product Release: TAPI Bus Fares

17 Sep 2021 by David Mountain

We are proud to launch TAPI Bus Fares: a managed service which delivers fresh bus fares data to you, via Britain’s first Bus Fares API. The 2017 Bus Services Act requires Bus Operators to publish timetables, locations and fares for all the services that they run. From January 2021, data has been released on the...

TransportAPI evolves the free offer

16 Aug 2021 by Jonathan Raper

TransportAPI replaces its permanent but limited free service with a free trial with more access and more data