Visualising confidence in NaPTAN open data for national public transport.

Made by Passenger

Bus Stop Checker has been retired.

What was it and why was it important?

Bus Stop Checker was launched in 2018 as a Passenger initiative to check the accuracy of the UK’s NaPTAN dataset after we saw discrepancies in the information provided. We hoped that the tool would encourage more much-needed discussion around the provision of accurate public transport information at the time.

Bus Stop Checker verified NaPTAN data against information in Open Street Map, then visualised the results, highlighting inaccuracies that could be otherwise overlooked.

The end of the line

In January 2021, our team reviewed the project and decided that we had achieved what we set out to do. Most importantly, NaPTAN is now on the agenda for the DfT and positive change is underway. We learnt more about this when we spoke to Giuseppe Sollazzo, then Head of Data at the DfT, on our podcast in July 2020.

As such, Bus Stop Checker has reached the end of its line and it is time to take it out of service.

If you have any questions about the project that aren’t answered in our blog posts or Github repo please drop us a line at [email protected].

Please note, as the project has been decommissioned we will no longer be able to provide free reports from the tool.