Category Archives for NMBS

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
Categories: NMBS, open data | Leave a comment

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

Guest Post: comparing the NMBS/SNCB, Railer and OnTracks iPhone apps

Since the disappearance of Railtime, the official NMBS/SNCB app was the only provider of travel information for the Belgian railways I was aware of. A few months ago, I got to know Railer, an initiative of the open data working … Continue reading

18. August 2015 by Arne Nys
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Students open timetables of Belgian railway company

Two students have opened the timetables of the NMBS, the Belgian railway company, as open data. App-developers can use this data to build innovative and user-friendly apps, like smartwatch-applications or even an integration in the routeplanner of Google Maps. You … Continue reading

29. July 2015 by Brecht
Categories: iRail, NMBS, open data, Summer of code | Leave a comment

A law for Open Transport Data in Belgium

Today is the day that the minister of the Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo announced to create a law before the summer that will oblige NMBS/SNCB to open up their data. #digitalbelgium : open data de regel voor federale overheid … Continue reading

22. April 2015 by Pieter Colpaert
Categories: NMBS, open data | Leave a comment

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