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

London Underground: Engineering works timetables for trains and replacement buses are now in place for the next three weekends

TransXChange data is normally supplied to the London Datastore on Thursday mornings, and should reflect changes described in this post.

As ever, if there are any points of interest you’d like to see added to Journey Planner, just let us know. You’ll find the email address at the bottom of this post.

This is a brief summary of this week’s new data highlights:

Buses

Saturday 2 July:, Route K5 is improved to operate every 30 minutes
Monday 11 July, Until Sunday 31 July, Route 474 is diverted in the North Woolwich area

Stops

A large number of changes this week, continuing the removal of redundant stops.

London Underground

Engineering works timetables for trains and replacement buses are now in place for the next THREE weekends.

Calendar for a full list of forthcoming engineering works https://tfl.gov.uk/forms/12392.aspx

DLR

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July, no service between Bank / Tower Gateway and Blackwall, and between All Saints and Canary Wharf. Replacement buses operate.

London Buses Service Changes and Special Bus Services

Changes already in place

308 NEW: New bus stops are introduced in both directions at Hackney Marshes Playing Fields on Homerton Road 64-308
427 NEW: At Acton Town Hall, buses towards Uxbridge start at Stop G in Acton High Street instead of Stop K in Salisbury Street due to building works 54-427
440 NEW: At Acton Town Hall, buses towards Stonebridge Park now serve Stop G in Acton High Street instead of Stop L in Winchester Street 49-440
469 NEW: At Abbey Wood Station, buses towards Queen Elizabeth Hospital now serve Stop C instead of Stop J 23-469
E3 NEW: At Acton Town Hall, buses towards Greenford Broadway now serve Stop G in Acton High Street instead of Stop L in Winchester Street 49-E3
N11 NEW: At Acton Town Hall, buses towards Ealing Broadway no longer serve Stop L in Winchester Street 48-N11
W15 NEW: New bus stops are introduced in both directions at Hackney Marshes Playing Fields on Homerton Road 64-W15

Changes from Friday 1 July

11 Buses towards Liverpool Street now resume serving Cannon Street between St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House Station 48-11
15 Buses towards Blackwall now resume serving Cannon Street between St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House Station 60-15
17 Buses towards London Bridge now resume serving Cannon Street between St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House Station 54-17
23 Buses towards Liverpool Street now resume serving Cannon Street between St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House Station 64-23
26 Buses towards Hackney Wick now resume serving Cannon Street between St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House Station 41-26
76 Buses towards Tottenham Hale now resume serving Cannon Street between St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House Station 8-76
521 Buses towards London Bridge now resume serving Cannon Street between St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House Station 48-521
N11 Buses towards Liverpool Street now resume serving Cannon Street between St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House Station 48-N11
N15 Buses towards Romford Market now resume serving Cannon Street between St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House Station 60-N15
N21 Buses towards Bexleyheath, Shopping Centre now resume serving Cannon Street between St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House Station 45-N21
N26 Buses towards Chingford Station now resume serving Cannon Street between St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House Station 41-N26
N199 Buses towards St Mary Cray Station now resume serving Cannon Street between St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House Station 59-199-N 

Changes from Saturday 2 July

57 The route will now be operated by Go Ahead London General with wheelchair accessible low floor double deck buses, new timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 48-57
65 New timetables – buses now operate every 6 minutes during the day on Monday to Saturday, and every 10 minutes on each evening of the week 49-65
71 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 49-71
77 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 48-77
85 The route will now be operated by London United with wheelchair accessible low floor double deck buses, new timetables with no changes to frequencies. Buses towards Kingston now serve Stop E instead of Stop H at Putney Station 49-85
147 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-147
167 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-167
191 At Edmonton Green Bus Station, terminating buses now serve Stop F 48-191
192 At Edmonton Green Bus Station, buses towards Tottenham Hale now serve Stop E 48-192
193 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-193
213 New timetables with no changes to stops served – buses now operate every 12 minutes on each evening of the week 48-213
259 At Edmonton Green Bus Station, terminating buses now serve D 48-259
265 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 49-265
300 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-300
337 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 48-337
362 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-362
364 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-364
371 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 49-371
376 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-376
462 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-462
608 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-608
616 At Edmonton Green Bus Station, buses towards Southgate now serve Stop E 48-616
646 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-646
648 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-648
649 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-649
650 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-650
651 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-651
652 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-652
656 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-656
667 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-667
671 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 49-671
674 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-674
679 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-679
686 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-686
687 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-687
691 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 49-691
698 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 49-698
D3 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 60-D3
EL1 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-EL1
EL2 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-EL2
K5 Bus frequency is improved to every 30 minutes during the day on Monday to Saturday, no changes to stops served 74-K5
N73 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 8-N73
W6 At Edmonton Green Bus Station, buses towards Southgate now serve Stop E 48-W6
W8 At Edmonton Green Bus Station, buses towards Chase Farm Hospital now serve Stop E 54-W8
W11 New timetables with no changes to stops served – buses operate every 11 minutes during the evening peak on Monday to Friday and during the day on Saturday 8-W11
W19 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 16-W19

Changes from Sunday 3 July

23 Special timetable due to closure of Regent Street on this day 64-23

Changes from Tuesday 5 July

111 Special Monday to Saturday timetable in operation until Saturday 9 July due to Hampton Court Flower Show 49-111

Changes from Saturday 9 July

28 New timetable,with buses operating slightly less frequently during the day on each day of the week 64-28
149 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 8-149
170 NEW: New timetable,with buses operating slightly less frequently during the day on each day of the week 48-170
206 NEW: New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 54-206
211 NEW: New timetable,with buses operating slightly less frequently during the day on each day of the week 21-211
377 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 8-377
414 NEW: New timetable,with buses operating slightly less frequently during the day on each day of the week 21-414
496 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 60-496
498 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 60-498
N1 NEW: New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 48-N1
N28 New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 64-N28
N63 NEW: New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 45-N63

Changes from Sunday 10 July

23 NEW: Buses now resume serving Old Broad Street towards Liverpool Street 64-23
133 NEW: Buses now resume serving Old Broad Street towards Liverpool Street 8-133
N133 NEW: Buses now resume serving Old Broad Street towards Liverpool Street 8-133-N
N551 NEW: Buses now resume serving Old Broad Street towards Liverpool Street 64-551-N

Changes from Monday 11 July

474 NEW: Until Sunday 31 July, due to roadworks, buses will be diverted. Towards Manor Park, from Connaught Bridge, buses operate direct along Connaught Road and Albert Road to North Woolwich. They are then diverted between North Woolwich and Gallions Reach Roundabout via Albert Road, Connaught Road, London City Airport and Royal Albert Way. Towards Canning Town, buses are diverted between Gallions Reach Roundabout and North Woolwich via Royal Albert Way, London City Airport, Connaught Road and Albert Road. From North Woolwich, buses return direct along Albert Road and Connaught Road to Connaught Bridge 76-474

Changes from Saturday 16 July

86 NEW: New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 60-86
256 NEW: New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 60-256
341 NEW: In Tottenham High Road, buses towards Waterloo now serve Stop C at Bruce Grove Station and Stop D at Tottenham Police Station, instead of Stop DA at Tottenham Police Station 8-341
N86 NEW: New timetables with no changes to stops served. On Friday and Saturday nights, buses now operate every 15 minutes 60-N86

 

Changes from Saturday 30 July

B15 NEW: New timetables with no changes to stops served or frequencies 23-B15

New Stops and Stations, and Stop Adjustments

Please note that, due to a transfer of uploading arrangements for Naptan, we have not added any new stops to Naptan this week. The uploading will resume next week, with a full list of added stops available as usual, and new content generally available through Naptan on Friday mornings.

NOTE: There is an issue at present with recently deleted stops not showing as deleted in Naptan – this is under investigation by us at the moment. All other stop changes (new stops, name changes, coordinate and stop letter adjustments are showing correctly)

Naptan ID Calms ID Reason for Change Name of Stop (with Coordinates if new or changed) SMS Code
490005849W 26126 Coordinate Croxley Green 546595 169857 77848
490010948W 34276 Coordinate Perry Hall School 545803 166989 58287
490006162S 35033 Coordinate Downe High Street 543119 161860 72768
490003336S 36534 Coordinate Annesley Road 540586 176767 72471
490012280N 37391 Coordinate South End Green 527258 185536 51130
490005537AP 37642 Coordinate Conduit Street 529054 180940 59315
2400102529 60001 Coordinate Chastilian Road / North Road 551912 173939 NONE
490007569N BP012 Coordinate Grove Park Cemetery 541512 171667 50608
490006903W BP1132 Coordinate Ford Main Works 549328 182042 55772
490003490W BP1457 Coordinate Avalon Close 547727 165529 71789
490009875N BP2119 Coordinate Beddington Close 529688 166550 47717
490005202W BP2291 Coordinate Poverest Road / Chislehurst Road 545686 167837 53608
490003486W BP2403 Coordinate Austin Road 546427 167698 73305
490005900S BP2880 Coordinate Highfield Drive 539661 168506 58168
490012791N BP2881 Coordinate St Mary’s Church 539244 168771 50302
490005900N BP2884 Coordinate Winchester Park 539520 168593 73904
490012791S BP2885 Coordinate St Mary’s Church 539235 168771 71626
490004897N BP2896 Coordinate Caygill Close 539835 168257 50680
490015582W BP3288 Coordinate Berrylands 547347 165568 55418
2400A020860A BP3335 Coordinate Joydens Wood Road 550758 171949 NONE
490015683E BP3500 Stop Letter Usher Road – now stop E 53837
490016066S BP3562 Coordinate Durham Avenue 539729 168423 58119
490005901N BP4357 Coordinate Durham Avenue 539747 168383 55810
490018906N BP5440 Coordinate Aquila Estate 543352 168711 53346
490006625Z BP5539 New Ernest Avenue ->W 531991 171786 NONE
TBA (ESSEX) BP6102 Stop Letter Limes Farm / Copperfield now stop Z NONE
490007995Z BP6106 New Whitton Corner / Health & Social Care Centre ->N 513769 172998 92182
490000450Z BP6108 New Elsa Road / Gypsy Road ->E 547636 176275 92184
490010961S H0581 Coordinate Hail & Ride Peterborough Road 537325 167148 49007

New Points of Interest and Locations Available

None this week.

If you’d like a new Point of Interest added, email us at GetThePoint@tfl.gov.uk with the name and location and we’ll put it on the system.

If you have any comments or feedback, you can leave a comment below or alternatively you can email us at realtime@tfl.gov.uk.

Posted by Gerard Butler

Journey Planner Lead

3 Comments

  1. […] via TfL Journey Planner Updates – July 1 — TfL Digital Blog […]

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  2. Earlier today I posted the comment below on uk.transport.london. On reflection it may be more likely to elicit action from the developers if I repeat it here. I apologise in advance if I am mistaken but I used the journey planner in the same way as tens of thousands of Londoners and visitors ….

    Having tired with the frustration of using TfL’s new “improved” journey planner for bus arrivals I decided to develop my own application. This has progressed to the stage of searching for bus stops by name. You have to find your own solution as the API does not provide a direct way to do it (or anyway I cannot find it). I have been looking for a bug because my application often gives very different results to the same search with the journey planner but I now realise I am correct and the Tfl web site is wrong.

    For example, if you search for a stop called Abbey Road TfL will usually return a pair of stops on route 31 although it sometimes suggests a couple of other stops with Abbey Road included in the stop name. My application returns a total of 7 stops called “Abbey Road” served by 10 more bus routes (57, 112, 131, 152, 187, 200, 219, 226, B11). Using the journey planner to search for each of those routes reveals that every one does indeed have a stop called Abbey Road for which it returns the same bus arrivals as my application.

    It seems as if the programmer assumed every stop in London has a unique name (as opposed to stop or Naptan code) and therefore returned only the first exact match stop from a search. It seems inconceivable that the TfL developers have not tested this aspect of the search engine but they should either fix it immediately or withdraw it. Given the way many people use the planner, especially visitors to London, it is not acceptable to leave it as it is.

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    1. Thank you for your detailed comments. There are three distinct areas in bus stop naming.

      1) London Buses Infrastructure team determine the name of each individual bus stop – these are what you would see on the bus stop flag itself and also on in-bus signs. These do not have to be unique, so as you have identified, there can be several stops with the same name, but they would each have distinct Naptan IDs.

      2) Journey Planner, pre-dating the introduction of the present website in 2012, groups physical bus stops (referred to as stop points) into hubs, even if there is only one bus stop. These must have unique names, generally with the addition of an area, postal district or junction name.

      3) The disambiguation list, is, as you say, assuming in some cases that there is only one stop where multiple stops exist. This is maintained separately from Journey Planner, but ultimately we need to be matching at the hub level – colleagues are currently investigating this.

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