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Rail Data sharing helps Darwin tell passengers the real story

A data exchange system for the UK rail industry is addressing the challenge of information accuracy

David Crawford
06 September 2012


The release of both scheduled and real-time travel information by the UK rail industry as open data is raising the quality of service advice to customers and offers a prospect of new national and regional multi-modal journey planners interfacing the rail and equivalent bus systems.  The key is the rail industry’s DARWIN national real-time database.

The railway operates to a timetable and from this it should be possible to derive data that is capable of being fed to all users who...

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