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README.md

BART Node API

BART JSON API using Node and Express. Will listen on port 8888, supports JSONP and CORS.

Running at http://bart.crudworks.org/api/

Status

  • Responses documented here are not currently accurate, this doc needs updating.

Installation

  • Install node
  • Make sure node is on your path

Building

Get depenencies:

npm install

Running

Start:

node server.js

Example Calls and Responses

  • All calls support JSONP, just add callback=<function name> to the URL
  • All calls can be made using CORS (see http://enable-cors.org)
  • The backend XML API that this uses is documented at http://api.bart.gov/
  • Wherever a four character station code is expected, it can be supplied upper or lowercase (POWL/powl will both resolve to Powell Street Station for example)

GET BART System Status

Returns basic information about the state of BART.

http://<hostname>:8888/api/status
{
	"lastUpdated":"07:21:48 PM",
	"trainCount":48,
	"advisories":[
		{
			"advisoryText":"There is a delay developing at Fremont on the Fremont Line in the Fremont, Richmond and San Francisco directions due to an equipment problem on a train."
		}
	]
}
  • TODO: Field by field explanation of the response

GET All Station Details

Returns overview details and ID codes for all stations.

http://<hostname>:8888/api/stations
[
	{
		"id":"12TH",
		"name":"12th St. Oakland City Center",
		"fourSquareId":"468eecfdf964a5208f481fe3",
		"latitude":37.803664,
		"longitude":-122.271604,
		"address": {
			"street":"1245 Broadway",
			"city":"Oakland",
			"state":"CA",
			"zipCode":"94612",
			"country":"USA"
		},
		"description":"12th St. Oakland City Center Station is in the heart of Downtown Oakland, near historic Old Oakland and Oakland's Chinatown."
	},
	{
		"id":"POWL",
		"name":"Powell St.",
		"fourSquareId":"455f7871f964a520913d1fe3",
		"latitude":37.784991,
		"longitude":-122.406857,
		"address":{
			"street":"899 Market Street",
			"city":"San Francisco",
			"state":"CA",
			"zipCode":"94102",
			"country":"USA"
		},
		"description":"Located at Powell and Market Streets, this station is centrally located near San Francisco's most popular attractions including the cable cars, Union Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, the Moscone Convention Center and the City's Theatre District."
	},
	...
]
  • TODO: Field by field explanation of the response

GET an Individual Station's Details

http://<hostname>:8888/api/stations/<stationId>
{
	"id":"POWL",
	"name":"Powell St.",
	"fourSquareId":"455f7871f964a520913d1fe3",
	"latitude":37.784991,
	"longitude":-122.406857,
	"address":{
		"street":"899 Market Street",
		"city":"San Francisco",
		"state":"CA",
		"zipCode":"94102",
		"country":"USA"
	},
	"description":"Located at Powell and Market Streets, this station is centrally located near San Francisco's most popular attractions including the cable cars, Union Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, the Moscone Convention Center and the City's Theatre District."
}
  • TODO: Field by field explanation of the response

GET Details for the Station Closest to a Point

http://<hostname>:8888/api/stations/<latitude>/<longitude>
{
	"id":"POWL",
	"name":"Powell St.",
	"fourSquareId":"455f7871f964a520913d1fe3",
	"latitude":37.784991,
	"longitude":-122.406857,
	"address":{
		"street":"899 Market Street",
		"city":"San Francisco",
		"state":"CA",
		"zipCode":"94102",
		"country":"USA"
	},
	"description":"Located at Powell and Market Streets, this station is centrally located near San Francisco's most popular attractions including the cable cars, Union Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, the Moscone Convention Center and the City's Theatre District.",
	"distance":22.2,
	"distanceUnits":"miles"
}
  • TODO: Field by field explanation of the response

GET Train Departures from an Individual Station

http://<hostname>:8888/api/departures/<stationId>
[
	{
		"destinationId":"DALY",
		"destination":"Daly City",
		"departures":[
			{
				"color":"BLUE",
				"estimate":"15 mins",
				"cars":8,
				"platform":1,
				"bikeFlag":1
			},
			{
				"color":"BLUE",
				"estimate":"35 mins",
				"cars":6,
				"platform":1,
				"bikeFlag":1
			}
		]
	},
	{
		"destinationId":"DUBL",
		"destination":"Dublin/Pleasanton",
		"departures":[
			{
				"color":"BLUE",
				"estimate":"Boarding",
				"cars":4,
				"platform":2,
				"bikeFlag":1
			},
			{
				"color":"BLUE",
				"estimate":"15 mins",
				"cars":6,
				"platform":2,
				"bikeFlag":1
			}
		]
	}
]
  • TODO: Field by field explanation of the response

GET Ticket Price and Trip Details Between Two Stations

http://<hostname>:8888/api/tickets/<fromStationId>/<toStationId>
{
	"fromId":"PITT",
	"fromStation":"Pittsburg/Bay Point",
	"toId":"DUBL",
	"toStation":"Dublin/Pleasanton",
	"fare": "6.45",
	"clipperFare": "2.40",
	"fareCurrency": "USD",
	"emissions":23.3,
	"legs":[
		"At Pittsburg/Bay Point board train to San Francisco Int'l Airport change at MacArthur.",
		"At MacArthur board train to Fremont change at Bay Fair.",
		"At Bay Fair board train to Dublin/Pleasanton alight at Dublin/Pleasanton."
	]
}
  • TODO: Field by field explanation of the response