FOI request detail

Bus scheduled and actual arrival times data request

Request ID: FOI-2061-2021
Date published: 05 February 2021

You asked

Hi, I'm emailing with the hope to gather some information (Data Sets) to include in my Maths dissertation. The information I'm looking for will be on a bus stop that has the following criteria 1. A bus or several buses that stop at a set interval at the given stop for example Bus A arrives every 20 minutes, Bus B arrives every 15 minutes. 2. The bus/buses have an expected arrival time and an actual arrival time (data set) 3. The bus stop isn't "close" to the bus station. I've attached a copy of a sample of the kind of data I would be looking for. (For reasons beyond my control I cannot use this data). The dataset contains scheduled and actual arrival times for Seattle's Rapid Ride lines C(10-minute intervals), D(12-minute intervals), and E(15-minute intervals) at the 3rd & Pike bus stop in downtown Seattle, recorded during the second quarter of 2016 If you can provide any assistance in this matter, I will be very grateful. Thanks

We answered

TfL Ref: 2061-2021

Thank you for your email received by us on 13 January 2021 asking for information about bus scheduled and actual arrival times datasets.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy.  I can confirm we do hold the information you require. You asked for:

some information (Data Sets) to include in my Math dissertation. The information I'm looking for will be on a bus stop that has the following criteria
1. A bus or several buses that stop at a set interval at the given stop for example Bus A arrives every 20 minutes, Bus B arrives every 15 minutes.
2. The bus/buses have an expected arrival time and an actual arrival time (data set)
3. The bus stop isn't "close" to the bus station.
The information you asked for is available on our website using the following links to various published responses to FOI requests seeking data about scheduled bus arrival times and their actual arrival times at:

https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transparency/freedom-of-information/foi-request-detail?referenceId=FOI-1894-2021

https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transparency/freedom-of-information/foi-request-detail?referenceId=FOI-1731-2021

https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transparency/freedom-of-information/foi-request-detail?referenceId=FOI-1777-2021

Routes and locations of the London Buses network can be found here: https://tfl.gov.uk/maps/bus

Additionally, we publish various reports on bus performance that may be of interest: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/buses-performance-data#on-this-page-5

Live arrival times of these services, plus the location of all bus stops in London and the sequence of stops serving every route in the capital can also be accessed by registering for data feeds via: https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/open-data-users/our-open-data#on-this-page-3

In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely

 

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London
 

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