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A GTFS feed is composed of a series of text files collected in a ZIP file. Each file models a particular aspect of transit information: stops, routes, trips, and other schedule data. The details of each file are defined in the GTFS reference.

GTFS Spezification:

  Routes are equivalent to "Lines" in public transportation systems. Routes are defined in the file routes.txt, and are made up of one or more Trips.
  A Trip represents a journey taken by a vehicle through Stops. Trips are time-specific — they are defined as a sequence of StopTimes, so a single Trip represents one journey along a transit line or route.
  A StopTime defines when a vehicle arrives at a location, how long it stays there, and when it departs.



transitfeed (Python)

by Google

sudo pip install transitfeed

Or get the trunk from

svn co

Comes with some command line tools

  • feedvalidator
  • kmlwriter


Working with GTFS

On receiving a GTFS archive

Use transitfeeds on a zip file to obtain a detailed report on the data quality. Loading in Java

gtfs.1544706102.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/12/13 14:01 by mantis