Spaces in bus registration numbers in countdown

Some buses seem to have spaces in their registration numbers on countdown:

For example, vehicle 5346 reports as “LJ24 ZNP” - it should be “LJ24ZNP”: https://countdown.api.tfl.gov.uk/interfaces/ura/instant_V1?VehicleId=5346&ReturnList=VehicleId,RegistrationNumber,StopCode1,StopCode2,Latitude,Longitude,EstimatedTime,ExpireTime,StopPointName,StopPointIndicator,DirectionID,LineName,DestinationText,Towards,StopPointType,Bearing,MessageUUID,MessageType,MessagePriority,MessageText,StartTime,ExpireTime

The same happens with 5562, coming back as LJ24 ZNW

Please can you investigate this?

hi @Mulder

I’ve raised this with my colleagues who look after iBus & Countdown for further investigation.

Many thanks,
James

FYI - I have had a response from that team who have identified around 50 vehicles with spaces in the name. Some are at the start or end of the field. This has now been passed to the asset management team to rectify. I’ll let you know when I have an update on this.

Many thanks,
James