Open UK Rail Data: The ORR’s Transparency Conference

On Monday I attended a transparency conference run by the Office of Rail Regulation. Two years ago I wouldn’t have dreamed I’d end up writing that.  When National Rail Enquiries shut down their Departure Boards API I sensed an industry closed to change, with valuable data in the hands of a clique who saw information […]

National Rail Enquiries Feed – Have You Applied for a License?

A lot of people are interested in the alleged “openness” of the Live Departure Boards data discussed in the earlier posts.  Right now we have no way to know how many license applications are being submitted and what kind of reception they’re meeting, and indeed whether any licenses are being granted at all. Thus I’ve […]