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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.

Realtime extension


transitfeed (Python)

by Google

sudo pip install transitfeed

Or get the trunk from

svn co

Comes with some command line tools

  • feedvalidator
  • kmlwriter


On receiving a GTFS archive

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



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traffic_data.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/23 17:59 by mantis