I need to get a list of all lifts at each station, but I am struggling to find an accurate and up-to-date source for this despite looking into many options.
First port of call was lrad-v2 (https://content.tfl.gov.uk/lrad-v2.xml). This however has not been updated since last year, so is not suitable. According to this post, lrad-v2 has been retired, and replaced by 2 new datasets. This sounds interesting, but despite almost a year having passed, there’s no information on where or how to access this. Have these actually been released yet? If so, where do I find them? If not, is there an ETA on when they’ll be released? (@jwithers)
I looked through the Open Data page on the TfL website, and found apparently yet another similar XML dataset - “Station facilities” under general. Expanding that, there’s a sample file to see the file structure, but no direct link to the full dataset. The only instruction is to go to the API portal, which does not mention this feed at all.
Some Googling also presented this dataset, but this seems to be extremely out of date (apparently last published in 2010). Before anyone mentions it, the /StopPoint/ endpoint in the Unified API does not have the data that I need - I need information about each actual lift, not just the total number of lifts in the station.
My intention is to create a list of lifts that may show up in the /Disruptions/Lifts/v2 feed, and map out what lines/platforms/exits they each serve. If someone knows of a dataset or API that may be more suitable than the ones I mentioned here, please do let me know.