FAQ: Railtime is stopping, can we (still) use your API?

In the past few days, we’ve got a lot of questions whether iRail will keep existing and what the impact of railtime disappearing will be on the iRail webservices.

Answer: iRail will keep existing and will keep publishing realtime data through http://api.irail.be. iRail has already moved away from railtime a while ago.

Happy coding!

About Pieter Colpaert

Pieter is a researcher in linked transport data publishing at MMLab - UGent - iMinds. He also co-founded Open Knowledge Belgium, in which he represents the iRail/Open Transport Working Group.

09. April 2015 by Pieter Colpaert
Categories: NMBS, open data | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. Glad to hear 🙂

  2. I had automagic flows retrieving trains info on a regular basis, it stopped working as railtime got shut down.

    curl -I http://api.irail.be/vehicle/?id=Be.NMBS.IC1738&fast=true

    HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error
    Server: Apache
    Vary: Accept-Encoding
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
    Content-Length: 0
    Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:49:35 GMT
    X-Varnish: 521975406
    Age: 0
    Via: 1.1 varnish
    Connection: keep-alive
    X-Cache: MISS

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