Guidance

National public transport access nodes

National public transport access node (NaPTAN) schemas and guidance.

Documents

NaPTAN schema and downloads

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Background information on NaPTAN

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Guidance for local authority NaPTAN data managers

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Detail

The national public transport access nodes (NaPTAN) database is a UK nationwide system for uniquely identifying all the points of access to public transport in the UK. It is a core component of the UK national transport information infrastructure. It is used by a number of other UK standards and information systems with every type of transport terminal allocated at least 1 identifier.

NaPTAN consists of:

  • a standard for identifying and naming access points to public transport
  • a database of all the access points in the UK
  • the XML schema for exchanging data or an alternative CSV exchange format version

The NaPTAN database is maintained by Landmark under contract to the Department of Transport in a restricted form. NaPTAN data can be accessed via user login and updated through a separate file upload system. The national database is freely available for download on Data.gov.uk.

The NaPTAN last submissions status shows the most recent update by local authority.