TIMS Live Feed Down?

Hello, just checking to see if the TIMS Live Feed is down for everyone and not just my IP / website.

https://data.tfl.gov.uk is down for me.

My API keys are all valid and error only appeared this evening I believe.

Thanks in advance.

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Also for me the Live Roadside Message feed is also a 503 server error page.

I’ve opened a ticket via my API profile. I’ve valid API credentials and no violation messages.

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Me too!

PS C:\Users\Briantist> curl https://data.tfl.gov.uk/ -V
VERBOSE: GET https://data.tfl.gov.uk/ with 0-byte payload
curl : The remote server returned an error: (503) Server Unavailable.
At line:1 char:1
+ curl https://data.tfl.gov.uk/ -V
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (System.Net.HttpWebRequest:HttpWebRequest) [Invoke-WebRequest], WebException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : WebCmdletWebResponseException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.InvokeWebRequestCommand
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I’ve had an email response and a fix is in the pipeline at some point.

@UKTrafficDelays @briantist - This is now fixed. We are looking into the cause at the moment. In the meantime, I am interested to know why you use TIMS and VMS from our legacy feeds portal rather than from the Unified API. Our long term plan is to move users to the API for data that is fully available there (giving plenty of notice of course!) as we are keen that our customers have consistent information about our services on our own channels and those of third parties.

Hi @theochapple , I publish a live data feed of all traffic incidents within the TFL area, it’s easier for me to have one data feed with all that information. Unless I am missing the obvious can that be done with the Unified API at present?

I do use the Unified API for individual roads example: A406 but to import into my software and display all incidents I use the live TIMS feed.

I use software that imports data from a single URL and that is simple with the TIMS feed and API credentials.
Thanks, Malcolm

@UKTrafficDelays So if we added an API call to get all live incidents that would be useful?

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@theochapple Absolutely it would if it was as detailed as the TIMS and accessible from a single URL. I would certainly use that.

Thanks! That’s really useful to know - we’ll be working on making sure that the API can support the same use cases as the legacy feeds before we close off access. As I say, it’s far from imminent but something we’d like to get done in future so we have a “single source of truth” for all our data.

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