Entur AS and The Norwegian Railway Directorate is currently implementing the NeTEx standard for all national public transport in Norway. The goal of this initiative is to fully incorporate NeTEx for all data exchange of public transport information across Norway and collect all public transport data in one national database. Additionally, a NeTEx/IFOPT compliant national database for Stop Places and Points-of-Interest is established, serving as the master data source for all fixed objects including equipment and facilities used for public transport and planning thereof. In a similar fashion, real-time feeds are exchanged using SIRI interfaces and collected in a national real-time proxy.
All Norwegian public transport data will be open to the public, both as a journey planner API and as open data in Transmodel based formats (NeTEx/SIRI). In addition, Entur AS has launched a national journey planner, based on these data. This service is available both a website and smartphone apps. The first version of the backend platform and journey planner was launched in November 2017, with services covering nationwide journey planning for all modes of public transport as well and basic ticketing for railways and the greater Oslo region.
As of May 2018, 18 of the ~25 major providers of public transport data exchange their data in NeTEx, and it is expected that all major providers to exchange their data in NeTEx by the end of 2018. In addition, Entur integrates 25 sources of real-time data over the SIRI interface, covering the majority of regions in Norway.
The project uses an open source/open data approach on all aspects of the backend platform:
- Network and timetable database (Chouette) – www.chouette.mobi/en/
- IFOPT-based national stop registry (in-house development) –www.github.com/entur/
- Real-Time Proxy for SIRI-feeds (in-house development) – www.github.com/entur/
- Search engine (Open Trip Planner) – www.opentripplanner.org/
- Open data hub – www.entur.org/dev/
For further information, please visit: www.entur.org