NeTEx is a CEN Technical Standard for exchanging Public Transport schedules and related data.

It is divided into three parts, each covering a functional subset of the CEN Transmodel for Public Transport Information:

  • Part 1 describes the Public Transport Network topology (CEN/TS 16614-1:2014);
  • Part 2 describes Scheduled Timetables (CEN/TS 16614-2:2014);
  • Part 3 covers Fare information (CEN/TS 16614-3:2015).

NeTEx is intended to be a general purpose XML format  designed for the efficient, updateable exchange of complex transport data among distributed systems. This allows the data to be used in modern web services architectures and to support a wide range of passenger information and operational applications.

Whilst there are a number of existing standards available for Timetables, NeTEx is the first systematically engineered standard that also covers multimodal Fares.

The NeTEx schema is free to use under a GPL License and its development is managed by the CEN standards process.

Contact us

NeTEx is a CEN standard managed by CEN/TC278/WG3 SG9, a comittee of public transport experts from different European countries.

They can be contacted at info <at> netex-cen.eu