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August 16, 2016

TfL updates open data application programme interface for the Night Tube services

Transport for London (TfL) has updated its open data application program interface (API) to help customers using travel apps plan their Night Tube journeys.

Transport for London (TfL) has updated its open data application program interface (API) to help customers using travel apps plan their Night Tube journeys.

The Night Tube is set to launch on the Central and Victoria lines on 19 August and the updated API includes the planned journey timetables for these services. Information will also be available on TfL's in-station digital customer information boards and through the Journey Planner on the TfL website.

The API contains live travel information on buses, river bus services, and Trams, with accessibility and car park information for all TfL stations in addition to live travel information regarding the status of roads.

"The Night Tube is set to launch on the Central and Victoria lines on 19 August and the updated API includes the planned journey timetables for these services."

TfL Online's head Phil Young said: “London is a 24-hour city and millions of Londoners use apps powered by our open data to check the Tube, find a bus, or see how the roads are running.

“By making information about the Night Tube services easy for customers and developers to access, we hope to make it easier for everyone to enjoy all London has to offer and support the thousands of Londoners who have to travel to or from work during the night.”

It is reported TfL’s @tfltravelalerts Twitter feed feature will allow followers to opt-in for a weekly alert of planned weekend closures on TfL lines to help them make better plan on their travel.

API also helps customers select automatic alerts of severe delays for all 14 London Underground and TfL rail services, which can be personalised to a specific route.

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