Open Transport vocabulary
stop_point is the location where a
vehicle can stop.
- serves_mode <type of
vehicle> (can be more than 1)
- geo location
- maintained_by <link to
agency> (can be more than 1)
- part_of <link to
stop_area> (can be more than 1)
stop_area is a collection of
stop_points. Generally there are at least two
stop_area, one per direction of a line. Now think of a hub, you will have more than one
line. Therefore your
stop_area will contain more than two
stop_points. In particular cases your
stop_area can contain only one
This object links two
stop_points together (named origin and destination). It is the walkable part of a journey.
A journey pattern is an ordered list of
vehicles that serve exactly the
stop_points in exactly the same order belong to to the same
journey is a single run of a
vehicle along a
journey_pattern. For example,
vehicle bus 23 leaving at 14:20 from
stop_area Amsterdam Central Station.
route is a collection of
journey_patterns that match the same commercial direction.
The direction is given by the operator and does not necessarily match any physical reality.
A route can be
east branch, etc.
line is a collection of
routes. Most of the time you'll just have just two
stop_time represents the time when a
vehicle is planned to arrive and to leave a
vehicle is an object which can take one or more people from one place to another.
agency maintains one or several
modes for certain areas.
mode is a type of transport. (To do: specify all the different
modes by comparing Transmodel and GTFS and extending it with private transport