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A simple python library for parsing, editing and writing GTFS files

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A simple python library for parsing, editing and writing GTFS files.

GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) is a format which determined by google in order to defines a common format for public transportation static data (schedules, stops location, etc.). For more information about the format you can read here and here.

Getting Started


You can install this package with pip.

pip install

If you want to contribute to the library code, you have to clone if from github and install it as a developer.

git clone
cd src
python develop


All examples are intended for writing in a python shell (or python code file).

Creating a new TransitData object:

from gtfspy import TransitData

td = TransitData()

Loading existing GTFS file:

from gtfspy import TransitData

gtfs_file_path = "/path/to/file"
td = TransitData(gtfs_file_path)

Additional examples are in the examples folder in the GIT repository.

Running the tests

This project contains unit tests that covers most of the source code. In order to run the tests, you must first install the project as a developer (as mentioned at the Installing section. After the installation you can run them by typing the following commands in your shell:

cd [PROJECT_DIR]\tests
python -m unittest discover gtfspy

Of course, [PROJECT_DIR] must be replaced by the path you cloned the GIT repository into it.


This project is licensed under the Apache-2.0 License - see the LICENSE file for details

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