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Services

Samtrafiken develops and manages services that aim to enable standardized and national traffic information, where all public transport operators and transport modes are included. Thanks to our services we enable national ticketing collaboration, information services and sales of tickets for travel with several operators.

Read more about some of our different services here.

Resplus

Through the Resplus service, all public transport authorities (PTAs) and commercial operators offer their products to be sold via a distributed booking system with a multimodal journey planner displaying long-distance rail, bus coaches, urban public transport, and ferries. The products can be combined and sold as through-tickets, labeled with the name Resplus. These tickets are sold by train operators, travel agents, and other resellers in Sweden and internationally. The total turnover is 2.5 billion SEK, with approximately 6 million through-tickets consisting of 15 million segments sold annually.

To achieve Resplus coordination and administration, the following steps are required:

  • All stops, services, timetables, and interchange times in Sweden are stored in a national database managed by Samtrafiken and used by resellers in their journey planners.
  • Changes of attributes, products, and timetables in operators’ and PTAs’ repositories must be coordinated in the booking system.
  • The Swedish content for booked journeys is distributed through one API and sales client licenses.
  • Rules for passengers’ rights when traveling with Resplus need to be governed and communicated to all members of staff of the operators and PTAs.
  • Central administration of settlements ensures that ticket sales are channeled to the operators and the PTAs.
Resplus terms and conditions

The nationwide ticket cooperation makes traveling throughout all of Sweden seamless, and the operators and PTAs have signed a common agreement with guaranteed interchanges, ensuring a safe journey. Alongside the Swedish Consumer Agency, Samtrafiken has aligned the Resplus terms and conditions with EU Regulation 2021/782 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations. This includes presenting guidelines on how Resplus should be displayed in connection with the purchase of a Resplus journey, which must be implemented by all distributors and sales channels selling Resplus journeys.

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Trafiklab

Trafiklab.se is a platform for open public transport data. Here, third-party developers can take part of all the information ­– both static and dynamic – that public transport generates daily, free of charge. By taking part of the data, anyone with ideas and programming skills can develop a service, for example, a website or an app, that makes it easier, faster, smarter or more comfortable to use public transport.

Trafiklab was founded in 2011 in collaboration with Samtrafiken, SL, and RISE Viktoria. With the help of Trafiklab, Samtrafiken has pursued the issue of open data as an important driver of innovation in society. We have also worked to put the issue on the public transport industry’s agenda.

The public transport operators are, according to EU's ITS-directive required to make public transport data available in the correct format. Samtrafiken helps the transport companies fulfil the requirements, and thus ensures that the correct data is published on Trafiklab. The Trafiklab service is developed and managed on behalf of Sweden's regional public transport authorities.

Management of Standards

Samtrafiken manages the national ticketing standard named BoB that has been jointly developed by around 30 public transport operators. The BoB standard is made up of definitions and interfaces designed to make it easier to build flexible ticketing solutions and, by extension, be able to make it easier for the traveller to buy his/her travel product. To the public transport operators it offers flexibility when choosing suppliers of ticketing solutions and also secure ways to validate tickets. Samtrafiken also monitors different industry standards that affect the BoB standard, and the public transport industry in general. This includes, for example, NeTEx, SIRI, Noptis, OSDM and TAF/TAP TSI.

  • NeTEx (Network Timetable Exchange)
    a standard that handles, among other things, time tables and fares. It is to a large extent regulated to be used within the EU.
  • SIRI (Service Interface for Real Time Information)
    standard for real-time information such as disruptions and vehicle positions.
  • Noptis (Nordic Public Transport Interface Standard)
    Swedish industry standard for the transfer of public transport data.
  • OSDM (Open Sales and Distribution Model)
    Standard developed by UIC, an international organization for train operators. It focuses primarily on handling bookings as well as products, prices and ticket sales for long-distance train services.
  • TAF/TAP TSI – a standard developed for the European train industry. It is also a CEN/ISO standard and regulated to be used within the EU.

Data Management

Samtrafiken collects and compiles transport data from Swedish public transport operators on behalf of Transportstyrelsen. The data is stored in the National database (for public transport data), which is the foundation for several of Samtrafiken’s services. Transport data is delivered to and from Samtrafiken in an agreed-upon format, the Transport Format.

We publish the collected data as open data on trafiklab.se, a platform where it can be downloaded free of charge for anyone who wants to contribute to the innovation and development of public transport in Sweden.

Resrobot

Resrobot travel planner is a service for everyone who needs quick, detailed and easily accessible information regarding journeys and combined travel for all modes of transport.

The timetables for all modes of transport in the country as well as driving directions, are gathered in one place. The service also includes maps of transfers and pathways. In Resrobot, it is therefore possible to search for virtually all trips in Sweden since all of the operators who submit GTI data and approximately 60,000 stops are registered.