Information for developers.
Adelaide Metro is committed to giving customers more choice and easy access to public transport information. We want you to build great tools for our customers.
We provide transit information in the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS and GTFS-Realtime) format, and access to the Real time Data Exchange (SIRI). Our data feeds are FREE for use.
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Adelaide Metro Developer Group
The Adelaide Metro Developer Group is the official venue for discussing the Adelaide Metro Public Transport SIRI, General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) and Enhanced Transit Feed data use. Discussion is open to current users of the feed specifications.
Announcements RSS feed
The updates for Adelaide Metro services are available via the RSS feed https://adelaidemetro.com.au/announcements/rss
The General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) defines a common format for public transportation schedules and associated geographic information. GTFS "feeds" allow public transit agencies to publish their transit data and developers to write applications that consume that data in an interoperable way.
- Find out more about the DPTI Adelaide Metro GTFS data and it's creative commons license at data.sa.gov.au
- Find out more about the GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification)
As GTFS provides static information about the transit data, GTFS-Realtime as the name suggests provides Realtime information regarding the transit data which includes the trips that are currently active, the current vehicle position on the trip, the stops already covered by the vehicle along the trip etc.
GTFS-Realtime feed follows Google’s GTSF-Realtime feed specifications. The documentation can be found at https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs-realtime/reference
The feed has two entities:
Trip Updates: Contains Realtime predicted arrival/departure time for stops along the route. The file is available in two formats: Protocol buffer and Text format. Protocol buffer file can be found at https://gtfs.adelaidemetro.com.au/#/gtfsr/get_realtime_trip_updates and the Text file can be found at https://gtfs.adelaidemetro.com.au/#/gtfsr/get_realtime_trip_updates
Trip Updates files is updated every 60 seconds.
For more information on trip updates, please visit https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs-realtime/guides/trip-updates
Vehicle Positions: Contains Realtime vehicle positioning information along the route.
Similar to Trip Updates, vehicle positions file is also available in Protocol Buffer and Text format which can be found here https://gtfs.adelaidemetro.com.au/#/gtfsr/get_realtime_vehicle_positions and https://gtfs.adelaidemetro.com.au/#/gtfsr/get_realtime_vehicle_positions_debug respectively.
Vehicle Position file is updated every 15 seconds.
More information related to vehicle positions can be found at https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs-realtime/guides/vehicle-positions
Adelaide Metro’s protocol file is available at https://gtfs.adelaidemetro.com.au/#/gtfsr/download_proto . Please note that we are using extension id 1999 for wheelchair accessibility information. The documentation on using proto2 can be found here https://developers.google.com/protocol-buffers/docs/proto
SIRI Real time data
SIRI (Service Interface for Real Time Information) is a XML based standard covering a range of real-time and scheduled public transport information. This standard has been adopted by the European standards-setting body CEN, and is not owned by any one vendor, public transportation agency or operator. More information about all of the features of SIRI at: