Developers

NRE Data Feeds

National Rail Enquiries (NRE) support the principle of transparency and contribute to the wider industry agenda by making data openly available in the public domain.  NRE have a selection of APIs and XML feeds that are available for use by third party developers to create their own applications. The data feeds are derived from our three primary engines; Darwin, KB and OJP. 

A summary of all available feeds can be found in the NRE Feeds Developer Pack.

Darwin

Darwin is the GB rail industry‚Äôs official train running information engine, providing real-time arrival and departure predictions, platform numbers, delay estimates, schedule changes and cancellations.  Darwin data powers NRE and TOC customer facing information services; including websites, mobile apps and train station departure board screens, as well as hundreds of digital products developed by 3rd Parties.

Knowledgebase (KB)

Knowledgebase is the content engine and database of the National Rail Enquiries website.  It contains a wealth of static and real-time information about traveling by train on the GB rail network, such as information about station facilities, service disruption, and engineering work.  The information is available in XML file format, downloadable through a web browser.

Online Journey Planner (OJP)

The Online Journey Planner is the engine used to plan routes, calculate fares and establish ticket availability on National Rail Enquiries digital channels.  The Online Journey Planner accesses real-time information directly from Darwin, meaning all journey plans take account of all delays, schedule changes and last minute cancellations made by the train companies.  The OJP data feeds are SOAP APIs and are available for use under formal licence.

Useful Links

Unofficial technical support can be found at the user forum Open Rail Data-Talk

Attribution of NRE as the data source should be in line with the Brand Guidelines & Logos

Information about upcoming engagement days is posted on the NRE Developers Forum on Linkedin