The Department for Transport through the Bus Services Act 2017 requires requires bus operators and/or local transport authorities to openly publish information about bus routes and timetables, stopping places, fares and tickets, location information and more broadly the operation of bus services.
In July 2020 the statutory instrument to enable the DfT to mandate the provision of data was made:
RTIG have produced a quick guide to the dates and data formats required in the SI:
The DfT have produced an implementation guide to support the statutory instrument:
Routes and Timetables
These need to be published in TransXChange format.
Version 1.1.A is the latest version of the profile documentation is here:
and can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
An application note on versioning for the Bus Open Data Service is available:
Local Transport Authorities can take on the local bus service registration function from the traffic commissioner as part of an Enhanced Partnership under powers in the Bus Services Act 2017. LTA and operators where the registration function is being carried out by an LTA need to understand the impact on the BODS requirements to supply timetable data. Guidance is available here:
Earlier versions of the profile can be found on the profile archive page.
The schema documentation for TransXChange can be found here:
The summary PowerPoint for the v1.1 which addressed the design principles of the profile is here (refer to the profile document for the full detail of the current v1.1.A release) :
Fares data is published in NeTEx format.
The details of this including profile documentation is available:
The schema is available on GITHub:
The formal NeTEx documentation is CEN copyright and available in the UK from BSI as PD CEN/TS 16614
This will need to be published in SIRI VM format.
The profile that bus operators must use when publishing location data via the Bus Open Data Service under the SIRI-VM standard is available online:
The Department for Transport has developed a SIRI VM profile to support BODS.
The aim of this profile is to specify a consistent use of elements and a consistent way of using SIRI VM that will be used within BODS and which will lead to a higher quality data set and, at the same time, lower the barriers to entry by users new to SIRI.
Following a period of review at the end of 2021 v1 of the document was published.
An update to the - v1.1 was published in July 2022:
or can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
A track changes version from v1.0 is available if you want to review the changes in detail.
The background material is available from the RTIG website.
The SIRI schema is available on GITHub:
The formal SIRI documentation is CEN copyright and available in the UK from BSI as BS EN 15531
|TransXChange_UK_PTI_Profile_v1.1.A.pdf (2.06 MB)
|SIRI_VM_PTI_Data_Matching_v1-1.pdf (818.03 KB)
|SIRI VM PTI & Data Matching v1-1 track changes.pdf (839.01 KB)
|SIRI_VM_PTI_Data_Matching_v1-0.pdf (470.47 KB)
|TransXChange UK PTI Profile - Versioning Application Note v1.0.pdf (208.44 KB)
|TransXChange v2.4 schema General & Registration (22.27 MB)
|Service Codes and Enhanced Partnerships in TxC-PTI v1.1 (371.1 KB)