Journey Planner Data Update issue 363

Welcome to the latest Journey Planner Data Update – designed to keep you up to date with new timetables which have been added to the system and timetable data sources since the last issue.

We hope it will be useful to staff, external stakeholders and users of Open Data alike.

INTRODUCTION – OUR DATA

The Unified API is updated with new Journey Planner data each weekday.

LAST DATA UPDATES:

Journey Planner and API: Tuesday 16 February

TransXChange (Journey Planner Timetables): Tuesday 16 February

INTRODUCTION:

Journey Planner API data

The Unified API Journey Planner data is presently being updated with new data five days a week. All changes made will continue to be included in this document.

TransXChange (TXC)

There may be multiple versions of timetables, although this is not new in the TXC files, the ones with the most recent start date should be used. Please also refer to the end dates of these timetables. This newsletter will still be produced with a clear emphasis on data as opposed to a service update as such, and try and explain the context of the data supplied, with the feeds in the TfL Unified API, and the TfL website, being the best sources of live information.

NOTE: Testing of the TransXChange 2.4 format, as used by the national DfT Bus Operator Data Service, will start shortly, ahead of a move to this in the coming months. For now, we will continue to supply data in 2.1 format

LONDON UNDERGROUND

Amersham station is now fully step-free for all London Underground and Chiltern Railways services, however, a manual boarding ramp is needed for full step-free access. This improvement is reflected in Journey Planner,

The Waterloo & City line is closed. The following stations are closed until further notice (please note there may be other short term closures which will come through the live feeds as per normal disruptions).

Heathrow Terminal 4 will remain closed until further notice

DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY / RIVER / LONDON TRAMS / EMIRATES AIR LINE

DLR:

The full service is in operation on all days of the week.

River:

Thames Clippers, City Cruises and Thames River Services are presently suspended until further notice.

London Trams

The full service is in operation on all days of the week. Confirmed timetables for Christmas and New Year have been added to Journey Planner, the API and TransXChange – there will be no overnight service on New Year’s Eve.

Emirates Air Line

Services now operate 0700 to 1000 Monday to Friday, 0800 to 2200 on Saturday and Bank Holidays and 0900 to 2200 Sunday. Free travel in the morning peak will no longer apply.

LONDON BUSES SERVICE CHANGES

EXTRA SCHOOL JOURNEYS ARE PRESENTLY SUSPENDED.

We are continuing to run school bus services to help the small number of children who need to attend school during the current national lockdown. Most routes will not be separated into School Services and Non-School services, and all customers who need to travel can board the first bus that comes (subject to capacity). We will continue running schoolday-only services where they are required. Most of these services (routes generally numbered between 600 and 699) will run but some may be withdrawn if our monitoring shows they are not being used, and will be listed below. The additional school services that ran last term are not running currently so the School Bus extras zip file has been removed from TransXChange. This is because of reduced school attendance, in line with the latest Government restrictions

The following school routes are presently withdrawn: Routes 601 602 612 621 624 627 628 631 635 657 658 660 661 669 673 675 677 678 689

Route 661 will resume after the February half-term.

ALREADY IN PLACE

33 NEW: Until Sunday 28 March, buses towards Castelnau, Lonsdale Road will not serve Sheen Road, between Church Road and Manor Road, and are diverted via Church Road, King’s Road, Marchmont Road and Queen’s Road 49-33
47 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 59-47
54 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 59-54
55 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 60-55
72 NEW: Buses towards East Acton will not serve Stop N on Shepherd’s Bush Green west side 49-72
75 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 59-75
94 NEW: Buses towards Piccadilly Circus will not serve Stop N on Shepherd’s Bush Green west side 49-94
95 NEW: Buses towards Southall, Town Hall will not serve Stop N on Shepherd’s Bush Green west side 54-95
96 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 59-96
122 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 59-122
136 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 59-136
161 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 59-161
165 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 60-165
173 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 60-173
174 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 60-174
179 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 60-179
181 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 59-181
207 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 21-207
220 NEW: Buses towards Southall, Town Hall will not serve Stop N on Shepherd’s Bush Green west side 49-220
248 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 60-248
252 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 60-252
257 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 60-257
261 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 59-261
275 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 60-275
294 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 60-294
295 NEW: Buses towards Ladbroke Grove, Sainsbury’s will not serve Stop N on Shepherd’s Bush Green west side 54-295
337 NEW: Until Sunday 28 March, buses towards Clapham Junction will not serve Sheen Road, between Church Road and Manor Road, and are diverted via Church Road, King’s Road, Marchmont Road and Queen’s Road 48-337
345 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 21-345
427 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 21-427
493 NEW: Until Sunday 28 March, buses towards Tooting, St George’s Hospital will not serve Sheen Road, between Church Road and Manor Road, and are diverted via Church Road, King’s Road, Marchmont Road and Queen’s Road 48-493
N33 NEW: Until Sunday 28 March, buses towards Hammersmith will not serve Sheen Road, between Church Road and Manor Road, and are diverted via Church Road, King’s Road, Marchmont Road and Queen’s Road 49-N33
N72 NEW: Buses towards East Acton will not serve Stop N on Shepherd’s Bush Green west side 49-N72

CHANGES FROM SATURDAY 20 FEBRUARY

21 From 0500 Saturday 20 until 1900 Sunday 21 February, buses are diverted in both directions between Old Street Station and Monument via Great Eastern Street, Bishopsgate and Gracechurch Street 48-21-J
43 From 0500 Saturday 20 until 1900 Sunday 21 February, buses are diverted in both directions between Old Street Station and Monument via Great Eastern Street, Bishopsgate and Gracechurch Street 54-43-J
49 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 21-49
55 From 0500 Saturday 20 until 1900 Sunday 21 February, buses are diverted in both directions between St Lukes and Shoreditch, Hackney Road via Goswell Road, London Wall, Wormwood Street, Bishopsgate and Shoreditch High Street 60-55-J
76 From 0500 Saturday 20 until 1900 Sunday 21 February, buses are diverted in both directions between Moorgate, London Wall and Old Street Station via London Wall, Wormwood Street, Bishopsgate and Shoreditch High Street 48-76-J
141 From 0500 Saturday 20 until 1900 Sunday 21 February, buses are diverted in both directions between Old Street Station and Monument via Great Eastern Street, Bishopsgate and Gracechurch Street 8-141-J
214 From 0500 Saturday 20 until 1900 Sunday 21 February, buses operate between Highgate Village and Islington, Angel only, and do not run between Islington, Angel and Moorgate, Finsbury Square 48-214-J
243 From 0500 Saturday 20 until 1900 Sunday 21 February, buses are diverted in both directions between St Lukes and Shoreditch, Kingsland Road via Goswell Road, London Wall, Wormwood Street, Bishopsgate and Shoreditch High Street 8-243-J
271 From 0500 Saturday 20 until 1900 Sunday 21 February, buses operate between Highgate Village and Old Street Station only, and do not run between Old Street Station and Moorgate, Finsbury Square 54-271-A
314 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 59-314
469 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 45-469
474 NEW: Buses towards Canning Town, Barking Road no longer serve the Brunel Street stop in Silvertown Way. 60-474
642 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 61-642
C10 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 21-C10
D7 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served. Buses run less often during the day on Monday to Friday, now every 8 minutes 76-D7
E7 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 21-E7
N55 From 0500 Saturday 20 until 1900 Sunday 21 February, buses are diverted in both directions between St Lukes and Shoreditch, Hackney Road via Goswell Road, London Wall, Wormwood Street, Bishopsgate and Shoreditch High Street 60-N55-J

CHANGES FROM MONDAY 22 FEBRUARY

168 Until Sunday 25 April, buses towards Old Kent Road, Tesco are diverted from Bayham Street, Camden to Upper Woburn Place via Crowndale Road, Midland Road and Euston Road, not serving Mornington Crescent Station and Eversholt Street 54-168
253 Until Sunday 25 April, buses operate between Hackney Central and Mornington Crescent only, and do not operate between Mornington Crescent and Euston 8-253
465 NEW: After 2000 and before 0600 on Monday to Friday only, until Thursday 18 March, buses operate non-stop between Leatherhead, Bull Hill and Givons Grove Roundabout / Mickleham, not serving North Street, Bridge Street and Guildford Road 49-465
N5 Until Sunday 25 April, buses towards Trafalgar Square are diverted from Bayham Street, Camden to Warren Street Station via Mornington Crescent Station and Hampstead Road, not serving Eversholt Street, Euston Station and Euston Road 61-N5
N20 Until Sunday 25 April, buses towards Trafalgar Square are diverted from Bayham Street, Camden to Warren Street Station via Mornington Crescent Station and Hampstead Road, not serving Eversholt Street, Euston Station and Euston Road 54-N20
N253 Until Sunday 25 April, buses towards Tottenham Court Road are diverted from Bayham Street, Camden to Warren Street Station via Mornington Crescent Station and Hampstead Road, not serving Eversholt Street, Euston Station and Euston Road 8-253-N

CHANGES FROM TUESDAY 23 FEBRUARY

R4 Until Monday 8 March, buses are diverted in both directions between St Mary Cray, Main Road and Orpington, Carlton Parade via Cray Avenue and Station Road, not serving Lower Road and St Mary Cray High Street (spme stops will be served by Route R4) 51-R4
R6 Until Monday 8 March, buses are diverted in both directions between St Mary Cray, Blacksmiths Lane and Orpington, Carlton Parade via St Mary Cray High Street, Cray Avenue and Station Road, not serving Lower Road and the southern section of St Mary Cray High Street 51-R6

CHANGES FROM SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY

133 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served. Buses run slightly more often during the day on Monday to Friday 8-133
283 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 49-283
328 New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 64-328
N97 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 64-N97
W15 New timetable with no changes to stops served or how often buses run 64-W15

CHANGES FROM MONDAY 1 MARCH

H25 NEW: Until Wednesday 31 March, buses operate between Hatton Cross and Hanworth, Uxbridge Road only, and do not serve Hounslow Road, beyond Uxbridge Road, or Butts Farm. 21-H25
P5 Until Monday 29 March, buses towards Elephant & Castle are diverted from Acre Lane to Loughborough Park via Brixton Road, Gresham Road and Moorland Road, and towards Patmore Estate from Somerleyton Road to Acre Lane via Coldharbour Lane (eastbound), Gresham Road and Brixton Road 21-P5

CHANGES FROM TUESDAY 2 MARCH

R8 From 0800 Tuesday 2 until 1700 Wednesday 3 March, buses are diverted in both directions between Downe Church and Biggin Hill, Black Horse via Rookery Road, New Road Hill, Downe Road and Leaves Green Road. Buses will not serve Luxted Road, Single Street and Jail Lane 51-R8

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Now https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/open-data-users/our-open-data doesn’t seem to recognise a valid sign in, can someone tell me how I can access the current Journey Planner TxC files please?

Many thanks,

Simon

@SJCooper

Let’s ping @nickp

@SJCooper, @briantist

I’m currently getting my TxC files from TNDS ( ftp://ftp.tnds.basemap.co.uk) and BODS (https://data.bus-data.dft.gov.uk/timetable/download/bulk_archive), both updated weekly. The former requires advance (free) registration.

The London-based data in the two should be the same, but I haven’t got around to checking that yet.

@nickp @briantist,

The ‘London’ data in BODS is currently limited to those operators providing cross-border services. Several of the TfL ops provide timetable info for thier TfL cross border services and non-TfL commercial routes but there is (currently) no location information for the TfL services through the BODS system.
For the non-TfL operators who services originate outside London then they do provide timetable and location data on these cross border routes through BODS.

The reason I was asking about the TfL TxC files is so we can get a look at what we might need to do to make them work for us if TfL start providing data via BODS as they’ve suggested they might.
(plea to TfL - origin & destination names and their respective ATCO stop codes please!)

Simon