Guidance overview: Bus open data implementation guide

Guidance for local authorities and operators of local bus services in England.



This guidance covers:

  • how to access the Bus Open Data system
  • what data you need to publish
  • quality assurance of data
  • the role of local authorities
  • the role of central government
  • using open data to develop products
  • compliance and enforcement
Published 28 January 2020
Last updated 11 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. The guidance has been updated to take account of changes to the Bus Open Data Service since it was launched in January 2020. It includes new sections on publishing location and fares data and an introduction to the reporting tool which will be available to users from 2021.

  2. First published.