The ticket and travel collaboration service, Resplus, ties together Sweden's public transport with over 5,000 stops. This is made possible thanks to unique collaboration between almost all of Sweden's public transport operators, who work together to make the journey as smooth and easy as possible for the traveller.
Samtrafiken uploads transport data and submits stops and routes to the database that is connected to national sales. The journeys that are consequently searchable, can be combined with each other to form travel chains, which comprise different transport modes and several operators. The travel chains are presold via a national booking system and distributed by several websites, by proxies and travel agents.
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.
GTI (Gemensam Trafikantinformation)
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.
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.