Dan the man released the GTFS data

 
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
YAY he done it even going on reddit to post it

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  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
YAY he done it even going on reddit to post it
X'Trapolis-904M

What does this mean?
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
GTFS is the transport data so you can track the train on an app
  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
GTFS is the transport data so you can track the train on an app
X'Trapolis-904M

Track them on here you mean.

Cool!
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: Gheringhap Loop Autonomous Zone
Translated to English:

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced today that Public Transport Victoria has released its timetable information in the GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) format, which is used by Google Maps for planning journeys by public transport. He announced it on the link aggregating social network site Reddit, which has been the site of particularly vocal agitation for the release of timetable data in this way for a number of years. It is notable that PTV has promised repeatedly to do this for quite some time but never delivered until now - there was a release of the timetable data around this time last year, but it was in a way that rendered in unusable for anything other than hobbyist app development due to the format and method of release.

Hopefully this will mean that very soon you will be able to use Google Maps to plan a journey in Victoria using public transport - the ball is in Google's court now. The timetable data released today does not include real-time data however, so you won't get Tram Tracker-style waiting time info.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Translated to English:

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced today that Public Transport Victoria has released its timetable information in the GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) format, which is used by Google Maps for planning journeys by public transport. He announced it on the link aggregating social network site Reddit, which has been the site of particularly vocal agitation for the release of timetable data in this way for a number of years. It is notable that PTV has promised repeatedly to do this for quite some time but never delivered until now - there was a release of the timetable data around this time last year, but it was in a way that rendered in unusable for anything other than hobbyist app development due to the format and method of release.

Hopefully this will mean that very soon you will be able to use Google Maps to plan a journey in Victoria using public transport - the ball is in Google's court now. The timetable data released today does not include real-time data however, so you won't get Tram Tracker-style waiting time info.
LancedDendrite
Thanks for the English translation.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Yep a bit rushed the way i done it because i was worried that the website will go to blank again
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Translated to English:

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced today that Public Transport Victoria has released its timetable information in the GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) format, which is used by Google Maps for planning journeys by public transport. He announced it on the link aggregating social network site Reddit, which has been the site of particularly vocal agitation for the release of timetable data in this way for a number of years. It is notable that PTV has promised repeatedly to do this for quite some time but never delivered until now - there was a release of the timetable data around this time last year, but it was in a way that rendered in unusable for anything other than hobbyist app development due to the format and method of release.

Hopefully this will mean that very soon you will be able to use Google Maps to plan a journey in Victoria using public transport - the ball is in Google's court now. The timetable data released today does not include real-time data however, so you won't get Tram Tracker-style waiting time info.
LancedDendrite
I have no doubt that Google will import the GTFS data. They created the spec, after all.

I've long had plans to use some parts of the GTFS data from our state operators in Railpage. With Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth now providing GTFS data it makes it all the more practical.
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
I have no doubt that Google will import the GTFS data. They created the spec, after all.

I've long had plans to use some parts of the GTFS data from our state operators in Railpage. With Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth now providing GTFS data it makes it all the more practical.
michaelgreenhill

That sounds really interesting Michael.  What ideas do you guys have for using the data?

Real time train updates?
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: Gheringhap Loop Autonomous Zone
That sounds really interesting Michael.  What ideas do you guys have for using the data?

Real time train updates?
NSWGR8022
It's only static timetable and stop info that has been released, nothing real time at present. A real time info feed might be implemented later by PTV, but probably with a more limited release.
  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
It's only static timetable and stop info that has been released, nothing real time at present. A real time info feed might be implemented later by PTV, but probably with a more limited release.
LancedDendrite

Adelaide has real time data available.

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