Developer Space – Open data
Our GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) planned and realtime data is available to the developers’ community for designing information tools for riders.
Types of data
Planned data (GTFS)
The following is an overview of the GTFS files provided:
- Bus stop positions (stops.txt);
- Bus route circuits (trips.txt);
- Planned schedules for each route at each stop (stop_times.txt);
- Service schedule (calendar.txt);
- Holiday schedule (calendar_dates.txt);
- Transfer points (transfers.txt);
- Accessible service (routes.txt).
Planned data is automatically updated every 24hours.
Accessing planned data
No registration or authentication is required to access this data.
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Realtime open data (GTFS-RT)
GTFS realtime data must be paired with GTFS planned data in order to work.
GTFS-RT consists of three types of files:
- Service alerts (Alert.pb);
- Bus positions (VehiclePosition.pb);
- Trip updates (TripUpdate.pb).
There are two files for trip updates (TripUpdate.pb):
The “Standard” file: this file contains only the schedules for the trips followed in real time by the Système d’aide à l’exploitation et information voyageur (SAEIV). This file is consistent with established standards.
Apps developed according to those standards will not require any programming adjustments or modifications to the file.
The “Custom” file enables apps to display the same information as that which appears in the STO realtime information tools. In fact, it is the one used by the developers of the Transit app.
Given that the “Custom” file is not consistent with established standards, you will have to make adjustments or modifications to your app program so that the information disseminated to customers is accurate. Thus, the use of this file is conditional upon compliance with the Conditions d’utilisation et profil d’implémentation des flux GTFS-RT 2.0 de la STO.
Access to realtime data
Registration with identification is required to access this data, which requires an API key.
Consult the documentation on the use of an API key (in French only)
The STO does not commit to offering support or guidance in the use of its open data.
We recommend that, if need be, you consult the many sources of information already available online regarding the use of this type of file:
- Google – GTFS Static Overview
- Google – GTFS Realtime Overview. https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs-realtime
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