DevelopersInformationNews

TfL Open Data: Powering the Tube Heartbeat

Our open data policy has been a key priority over the last few years, and we’re proud to be at the forefront of the open data revolution, supplying our data to over 8,500 developers who are creating important products to help keep London moving. Visualisation of our data can be particularly impressive, and there’s a great example of this with the “Tube Heartbeat.”

Tube Heartbeat image

The Tube Heartbeat visualises the volume of passengers using the Tube. It also goes right down to the platform level, the number of entrances and exits, and even the number of people aboard each tube train.

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ExperienceNews

Science Museum Lates: Our Lives in Data

Transport for London are delighted to be taking part in this month’s Science Museum Late on Wednesday 31 August. The theme of the evening is ‘Our Lives in Data’ and we’ll be offering a glimpse into the world of our data.

Our Lives in Data

Gallery view of Our Lives in Data – an exhibition exploring how big data is uncovering some of the diverse ways our data is being collected, analysed and used. This is also the theme of the ‘Late’ on August 31. Pic credit: Science Museum, London

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Journey Planner

TfL Journey Planner Updates – 19 August

Welcome to the latest installment from the Journey Planner team, with this week’s summary of our data updates. The Unified API is updated with new Journey Planner data up to five times a week – to receive notifications of when new data has been added, including a summary of what has changed, please email GetThePoint@tfl.gov.uk

Full details of special timetables for Notting Hill Carnival are inside

Full details of special timetables for Notting Hill Carnival are inside

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News

Buses to Display Real-time Traffic Updates

In a world first, we are excited to announce that we will display live traffic information on the back of London buses. This technology trial uses digital information boards to let motorists know about real-time traffic conditions, and will help to improve journey reliability on London’s roads.

Digital bus displays will give road users a new source of information to help improve their journeys

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NewsTech Partnerships

Twitter Pilot – Weekend Travel Advice Direct Messages

For around five years we’ve been informing customers about travel disruption through our @TfLTravelAlerts account. It’s one of our most popular and together with our Tube and rail accounts, we manage over 30,000 interactions every month, including questions about weekend planned works and changes due to events such as marathons and festivals.

We’re continuously looking for ways to improve the information we provide through the Travel Alerts account, and this year we’ve focused on providing ahead-of-time travel advice and major disruptions to help customers plan ahead.
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DevelopersInformationNews

Unified API: Night Tube Data Available

The first Night Tube services launch on the Central and Victoria lines on Friday 19 August, offering a 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays. Services on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines will follow in autumn. The Night Tube will be pivotal to London’s night economy, and with over 500 apps powered by our Open Data, we’re pleased to announce the addition of Night Tube data into our Unified API. 

Victoria line platforms at Warren Street

The Night Tube launches on the Central and Victoria lines on Friday 19 August – data is available in our Unified API

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Journey Planner

TfL Journey Planner Updates – 12 August

Welcome to the latest installment from the Journey Planner team, with this week’s summary of our data updates. The Unified API is updated with new Journey Planner data up to five times a week – to receive notifications of when new data has been added, including a summary of what has changed, please email GetThePoint@tfl.gov.uk

Night Tube arrives on the Central and Victoria lines on Friday 19 August

Night Tube arrives on the Central and Victoria lines on Friday 19 August

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Journey Planner

TfL Journey Planner Updates – August 5

Welcome to the latest installment from the Journey Planner team, with this week’s summary of our data updates. The Unified API is updated with new Journey Planner data up to five times a week – to receive notifications of when new data has been added, including a summary of what has changed, please email GetThePoint@tfl.gov.uk

London Underground train

Night tube timetables are now available for the Central and Victoria line – as part of the transition to the new service, multiple timetables have been issued for the days running up to the launch on 19 August

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DevelopersNews

TfL Host Visitors From Syracuse University, New York

We were delighted to welcome 35 students and their professors from Syracuse University in New York this week, as members of the TfL Online team presented our ‘digital journey,’ outlining the ways we continue to keep London moving through our use of technology and open data.  

TfL presentation

Technical Architect Tom Garratt talks the students and professors from Syracuse University through TfL’s open data story

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Journey Planner

TfL Journey Planner Updates – July 29

Welcome to the latest installment from the Journey Planner team, with this week’s summary of our data updates. The Unified API is updated with new Journey Planner data up to five times a week – to receive notifications of when new data has been added, including a summary of what has changed, please email GetThePoint@tfl.gov.uk

Night Tube

Night Tube arrives on the Central and Victoria Lines on Friday 19 August – timetables are now available


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