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Data in Motion Hack Week is Underway

In partnership with AWS and Geovation, we were delighted to launch our Data in Motion Hack Week, with two launch sessions taking place on Friday 23 September. The launch set the scene for the challenge “Managing the Capacity of London’s Transport Network,” and we can’t wait to see the amazing solutions that are created to support this challenge and help improve the experience of those travelling in London. There are some great prizes on offer for the winners who will be announced at the end of this week. 

Hack Week

We launched our Data in Motion Hack Week on Friday 23 September at the AWS office in London. Judging will take place this Friday when we expect some fantastic ideas to have been developed


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TfL, AWS and Geovation Hack Week – Data in Motion #1

Join us for a Hack Week launching on 23 September in London in partnership with AWS and Geovation to provide some great products for transport users. The use of our open data sets are fuelling entrepreneurship, accelerating scientific discovery, and enabling Londoners and visitors to travel more easily across the capital.

This Hack Week provides the opportunity to win some great prizes, including 6 months worth of support i.e. office space, business mentoring, access to technical and subject matter experts. So, whether you’re a start-up or a developer, if you are in a position to develop a product that addresses the challenges outlined below, you should join us at the launch event on 23 September. All entries will be judged by a panel in a closed environment to protect your idea.

There are over 500 apps powered by TfL data used by millions of people every day – we would like to see more.

Where and When

Venue: Amazon’s offices – 60 Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2FD, London and remote access (more detail to follow.)
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When: Hack for a week: September 23 – September 30, 2016. There will be two launch sessions on 23rd September, at 12pm and 6:00pm, so join whichever one works for you.

Free drinks and nibbles will be provided at the launch sessions.

We're partnering with AWS and Geovation for the Hackathon from September 23-30 and we want your solutions help to manage the capacity of London’s transport network

We’re partnering with AWS and Geovation for the Hack Week from September 23-30 and we want your solutions help to manage the capacity of London’s transport network

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ExperienceNews

Our Lives in Data – Science Museum Late Review

As mentioned previously on this blog, we were delighted to be involved in the ‘Late’ at the Science Museum on Wednesday August 31 as part of the ‘Our Lives in Data’ exhibition. It was great to see hundreds of people coming along to enjoy the TfL display, as we demonstrated some of the practical benefits of using our data resources to improve our customers’ experiences.  

Science Museum Lates

The TfL display at the Science Museum Late showcased some innovative uses of our data and demonstrated how this can benefit our customers.

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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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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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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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