Information published on 1 March 2016 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 487.

Germany: DB Open Data – Deutsche Bahn launches new platform for long-distance traffic timetables

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From now on, long-distance traffic timetables will be available on an open platform, which is part of the DB Open-Data-Portal at Potentially-interested developers can also use it to design applications and give feedback to make it more efficient.

“An open access to our timetables is another step towards digitalisation. We are convinced that we can offer proper innovative services and solutions thanks to new inputs and cooperation opportunities”, said Mathias Hüske, Digital Business General Manager at DB Vertrieb GmbH.

Since November 2015, DB has been gradually giving free access to data on the DB Open-Data-Portal, whether about rail network and stations, or about network coverage installations along railway tracks. By introducing this platform, DB’s main goal is to stimulate emulation among communities of developers, in addition to contests and hackathons, and to be in line with the “Future Railway” programme started in December 2015.

(Source: Deutsche Bahn)