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A Python tool to convert TransXchange data into GTFS.

Project description

transx2gtfs

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This is a small library to convert transit data from TransXchange format into GTFS -format that can be used with various routing engines such as OpenTripPlanner.

Note!

This package is still in a Beta-phase, so use it at your own risk. Requires more testing. If you find an issue, you can contribute and help solving them by raising an issue.

Features

  • Reads TransXchange xml-files and converts into GTFS feed with all necessary information according the General Transit Feed Specification.
  • Combines multiple TransXchange files into a single GTFS feed if present in the same folder.
  • Uses multiprocessing to parallelize the conversion process.
  • Parses dates of non-operation (bank holidays etc.) which are written to calendar_dates.txt.
  • Uses NaPTAN stops.

Install

The package is available at PyPi and you can install it with:

$ pip install transx2gtfs

Library works and is being tested with Python versions 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8.

Basic usage

After you have installed the library you can use it in a similar manner as any Python library:

>>> import transx2gtfs
>>> data_dir_for_transxchange_files = "data/my_transxchange_files"
>>> output_path = "data/my_converted_gtfs.zip"
>>> transx2gtfs.convert(data_dir_for_transxchange_files, output_path)

After you have successfully converted the TransXchange into GTFS, you can start doing multimodal routing with your favourite routing engine such as OpenTripPlanner:

OTP_example_in_London

Citation

If you use this tool for research purposes, we encourage you to cite this work:

  • TODO: Add Zenodo

Developers

  • Henrikki Tenkanen, University College London

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