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Devs – Can You Help Us Provide Better Accessibility Info?

London has one of the most accessible transport networks in the world, but whilst we have made progress on accessibility, we recognise there is an enormous amount of work still to do.

It’s important that wheelchair users know if a station is step-free, and if it is, whether the lifts are working that day.

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Accelerate Your Idea With Nitrous London

We are delighted that Nitrous London is shaping an accelerator programme this spring, focusing on some key transport challenges.  Nitrous London work closely with fast growing startups bringing them to focus on a wide range of challenges in different industries from finance, transport to technology.

Nitrous London is looking for later stage start ups who currently or in the future can contribute to maximising capacity on the public transport network and/or across London’s roads. Ideally, the start-up would be open to using TfL’s data available at api.tfl.gov.uk

The programme supports sector agnostic companies to validate their proposition within TfL and the wider mobility market, including access to senior decision makers from industry. This will help establish product/market fit and pave the way for future collaborations.

I thought this might interest some of you and if it sounds like it’s worth exploring, please visit  http://www.nitrous.london/programmes/#/mobility/ or contact Nitrous London at team@Nitrous.London for more information.

Applications should be received by Friday 24 March to be considered.

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New Tube Customer Volumes and Movements Data

As our city grows, so does the demand for transport. This means that it can get very busy at specific times at the most heavily used places. Some customers have told us they would like more information to help them avoid the very busiest times and places when they have the flexibility.

Today we’re releasing new London Underground data to show customer volumes and movements in stations and train occupancy for a typical weekday, so you can see the busiest locations and times on our network. This will enable open data users to create features for planning quicker and more comfortable journeys.

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With London’s population growing rapidly, demand on Tube services is higher than ever and we hope the release of this new data will help tackle crowding

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Change to Absolute URLs in API Responses

On Monday 13th February, we will make a minor change to our Unified API responses so that they will no longer return absolute URLs as references to other API entities. They will now return a relative URL instead.

We don’t anticipate many developers are relying on these URLs being absolute, but if we’re wrong, please let us know as soon as possible in the comments section below or through the API portal.

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Next Monday we’re making a minor change to our Unified API responses, so that they will no longer return absolute URLs as references to other API entities

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Register for the London Innovation Series – Jan 23-27

Future Cities Catapult & Amazon Web Services (AWS) are bringing top innovators together to work on the future of UK cities and UK citizen services, with the London Innovation Series from January 23-27. Join the London Innovation Series, where I will be amongst a large number of presenters, to learn how to build digital services for cities and government in a new and fresh way.

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Developers Using TfL’s Open Data Feeds

On Tuesday 20 December at 14:40, we deprecated support for older cypher suites such as SSLv3, TLS 1.0 & 1.1. This is in line with security best practice and helps protect our free services from the security issues identified in older versions of these technologies.

We've rolled back our change, giving open data users extra time to update their tooling to support modern TLS versions (1.2 and 1.3)

We’ve rolled back our change, giving open data users extra time to update their tooling to support modern TLS versions (1.2 and 1.3)

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Unified API: Taxi Ranks Added to Places

Taxis are an important, trusted and iconic part of London’s transport system, and they also offer a vital service for disabled people. There are currently around 640 taxi ranks in the capital, serving key locations and one in five of all taxi journeys start at a rank. We have released the location of all London taxi ranks in our Unified API, allowing open data users to enhance or develop new apps and products for customers planning taxi journeys.

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Taxi rank data for ranks closest to stations, such as this one outside Waterloo, is now available to app developers through our Unified API

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New Dataset – Bus Stop Localities

London has continuously grown over the centuries, with conurbations and smaller dwellings overlapping and joining together to form the greater London area that we know today. This means that the ways in which areas of London are defined can often be inconsistent or confusing to those not familiar with the city, and we aim to enrich our bus stop location data to offer a wider geographical context and to help people understand London’s localities at a glance.

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(Left) Borough, Postcodes, Stations, Wards. (Right) An example of perception of local areas

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