Real-time information about major municipal-run or commissioned transit services (buses, subway, rail, tram etc). Real-time transit information means things like the location of actual services (individual buses and trains, etc)

Data Location


Real-time bus information is available from the Stride project, funded by the Technology Strategy Board. These are services operated by private operators but with some funding contributions from local authorities, as is usual in England.

API documentation

Terms of use - the data are not fully open. In particular there are rate limits. There is a charge for higher levels of use.

The data sources provided by the Stride Information Hub will be available for the duration of the Stride Project and for 12 months thereafter (i.e. until 31/3/15) subject to data providers continuing to make their data available. Stride project website

The data are also available directly from but I think the API is less user-friendly.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • ? Available in bulk
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   json
Reviewer   Mark Jackson
Submitters   Mark Jackson
Last modified   Fri Feb 28 2014 14:29:44 GMT+0000 (UTC)