Traveline is a public transport route planner service provided by a partnership between local authorities and transport operators in the UK to provide impartial and comprehensive information about public transport which has operated since 2000. It prepares comprehensive public transport data for the UK and provides a number of regional public transport journey planners.
The organisation was established in 2000.
A prototype national door-to-door journey for Great Britain (i.e. UK without Northern Ireland) using the Traveline regional journey planners was available for evaluation by 'stakeholders and key opinion formers' by November 2003 and the service was officially launched by Alistair Darling, the then Secretary of State for Transport on 31 December 2004.
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The Traveline regions assemble the public transport information within their areas and make it available through a number of local public transport journey planners. As of May 2014, all regions provide information for use within the Google Maps journey planner, and as of December 2016 all regions were added to the Apple Maps journey planner.
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Details of all bus stops in the country are assembled into the National Public Transport Access Nodes database (NaPTAN) which is updated daily. The organisation also maintains the associated National Public Transport Gazetteer of all place names, both formal and informal, that may be used to indicate the destination for a requested journey. These datasets are provided to both Google Maps and OpenStreetMap. They have also been released as Open Data via data.gov.uk.
Once a year all the schedules for the county by all modes (including the information collected and maintained by Traveline) is assembled into the National Public Transport Data Repository which is prepared every October is used for the creation of Core Accessibility Indicators for every part of the UK. This data is also used within products such as MySociety's Mapumental.
Some bus operators provide information via the Electronic Bus Service Registration (EBSR) system using the TransXChange when passing information between operators, Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), Traveline.
The advisory body of the national organisation consists of the following organisations:-
- Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT)
- Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC)
- Local Government Association (LGA)
- Confederation of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA)
- Transport for London (TfL)
- Passenger Transport Executives Group (PTEG)
- Association of Transport Coordinating Officers (ATCO)
- Welsh Assembly Government (WAG)
- Scottish Government
- Department for Transport (DfT)
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