BODS (Bus Open Data Service)

BODS provides bus timetable data for every local bus service in England. It emerged from the Bus Services Act 2017, which included improvements designed to make commercial bus services more accessible to passengers and is a Department for Transport led initiative to enable new applications, products and services for passengers.

Commercial bus operators must add their network data, in TransXChange format, to BODS by January 2021. In time, BODS will replace the Traveline National Dataset (TNDS).

The Bus Open Data Service is used by operators who publish their data, and anyone who wishes to download the data. Operator source data can also be downloaded from Passenger’s Open Data Portal.