No Journey Planner Datastore update

This usually gets updated at 3am on a Tuesday morning. Hasn’t happened yet.

Hi Michael,

I believe there has been a Change Freeze due to updates to other parts of the systems which has prevented any updates going through this week, @neamanshafiq are you able to confirm this?

regards
Matthew

Thanks, Matthew.

The similar zip file supplied to Traveline had been updated as it contains new files.

To the extent that I recognise the term “Change Freeze”, I thought it applied to avoiding making more than one set of software changes simultaneously, rather than suspending normal processing, so I imagine that the failure to update the Datastore Journey Planner zip file (it’s still not there) was an unintended consequence of something.

Does it mean that Journey Planner itself is now more than a week out-of-date, or does that happen more regularly, with a snapshot being taken weekly for the Datastore zip file?

Michael

Any update/clarification?

Will it happen again next week?

Michael

Hi Michael,

I believe that the TxC files will be updated as normal this week

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@MScanlon Your faith is misplaced so far. All the files in the Datastore zip file are dated 5th rather than 12th.

Michael

I can cinfirm that the Traveline version of the zip file has been updated with files up to the 12th. There are 42 completely new files this week. Probably not useful to list them as Gerard’s Journey Planner Newsletter does so (though quite a few of those described in JPN as having new timetables actually don’t).

I did ask last week whether the failure to produce the Datastore zip file also meant that Journey Planner itself had not been updated but given that a Traveline version is successfully generated this seems unlikely.

I don’t think the Traveline version is fully open data as I have to enter a password each time to access it (after registering many moons ago).

Michael

Hi Michael,

Journey Planner was not affected by this issue as the data here is from the API rather than TxC and is updated on a near daily basis.

Regards
Matthew

Though nobody else has bothered to say it, the updated Datastore version of the file has now been made available. No idea when though a fair guess would be in the early hours this morning.

Interesting that there appears to be no file for the weekend night extras introduced (temporarily?) on the N29, even though new working timetables for the so-called VN29 appeared last week. It’s basically tweo additional vehicles supplementing the main 10 minute frequency.

Michael