Changes to the GTFS Regional API
The Regional APIs will soon be stable. However, before we can release them as stable, we need to make a last change to the URL structure. This change means that you, as a data consumer, need to make a small change to your client in order to keep using our data.
Why we are doing this
In order to guarantee that the URLs can be permanent, we need to ensure they are future-proof. By adding the data type to every url (gtfs, gtfs-rt, netex) we ensure that all URLs are consistent, readable, and allow for flexibility on the server implementation. This way we can keep improving our APIs later on without making changes to the URLs.
Which changes are needed in clients
When making requests to retrieve static GTFS files (zip files), you need to change the base URL from opendata.samtrafiken.se to opendata.samtrafiken.se/gtfs. For example, https://opendata.samtrafiken.se/ul/ul.zip becomes https://opendata.samtrafiken.se/gtfs/ul/ul.zip
When making requests to retrieve realtime GTFS files (protobuf files), you need to change the base URL from opendata.samtrafiken.se to opendata.samtrafiken.se/gtfs-rt. For example, https://opendata.samtrafiken.se/ul/TripUpdates.pb becomes https://opendata.samtrafiken.se/gtfs-rt/ul/TripUpdates.pb.
The documentation on Trafiklab has been update to show these updated URLs, so you can find all information there as well.
Migration period for the new URLs
We will automatically redirect all requests using an old address to the new address until March 31st 2020. After March 31st the old URLs will cease to function.
Questions Do not hesistate to contact us in case you have any questions. You can always reach us at [email protected].