Category Archives for NMBS

The first month of collecting occupancy scores

It has now been one month since we soft-launched the iRail occupancy features of Spitsgids. From then on, it would be possible for commuters, to indicate how busy their train would be. Of course, we would not be iRail if … Continue reading

10. October 2016 by Pieter Colpaert
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Always have a seat in the train

With our API’s query logs, with a ground truth by train specialists in Belgium, and with user feedback, we can show you how busy your train is. The only thing lacking to realizing this feature that the Dutch already have for … Continue reading

21. April 2016 by Pieter Colpaert
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The start of a new era

Time flies! But we have great news: It's official: @NMBS/@SNCB obliged to go #opendata by law. @openov #opentransport https://t.co/CS9bdoRaoM — iRail (@iRail) April 13, 2016 We can now officially close the era where iRail has been an advocacy group for Open Transport … Continue reading

14. April 2016 by Pieter Colpaert
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January updates

We are only two weeks in 2016 and it seems like NMBS/SNCB is keeping its promise as a presentation announced they now have an internal innovation project on Open Data. But more interestingly for us, the presentation, geving yesterday at the … Continue reading

13. January 2016 by Pieter Colpaert
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NMBS/SNCB announces data sharing

Today, the Belgian railway company announces a data sharing program for third party developers. They will start sharing the planned schedules (“static data”). We are cautiously excited that this is the first step towards a real open data policy. You can request … Continue reading

22. September 2015 by Pieter Colpaert
Categories: iRail, News & events, NMBS, open data, Politics | 1 comment

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