Transport for the North (TfN) selected TransportAPI to deliver the TfN Open Data Hub (ODH) working in partnership with Trapeze Group. TfN are in the second phase of their ambitious Integrated and Smart Travel Programme (IST) which is transforming the Northern passenger experience now and in the future. TfN want to make it easier for passengers to make multi-mode, multi-operator, price-capped journeys across the North in ways that are simpler to find out about, easier to pay for and access, and better value for money.

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

By providing quality, open and reliable data these smart innovations will help make getting from A to B an improved and more seamless experience.
Barry White, Chief Executive for TfN

The Hub is expected to go live with its first services early in 2020 to support the delivery of TfNs Integrated and Smart Travel Programme. Enhancing the quality of journey information from across the North’s vast network of different operators and transport authorities is a key ambition for TfN.

Given the complexity of different data sources from many different operators TransportAPI’s experience is helping to meet that ambition. The new open data hub powered by our API will be the definitive source for disruptions and fares enabling passengers to benefit from reliable and quality information wherever they choose to travel in the TfN region.