The rtpi.ie website has access to real-time data for the Galway Bus Éireann transit system. Unfortunately, this data is not officially accessible to developers, and is in a weird, proprietary, JSON-ish format. The aim of this project is to provide a simple API to access this data, returning it in a valid JSON format. It was also a good excuse to finally learn how to use node.js :)
A couple of notes/caveats:
Live demo available at https://galwaybus.herokuapp.com
Source code available on Github. Please feel free to send pull requests!
Lists all the available bus routes in the Galway transit system. This list is hard-coded and would need to be updated manually, should the routes ever change.
Returns a list of stops on a given route. Use the
timetable_id retrieved from the
routes.json API. In the reponse, the
stops key will contain all stops, separated into two arrays — the separate arrays represent the opposite directions taken by the bus on the route.
Lists all the available bus stops in the Galway transit system.
Returns a list of departure times for a given bus stop. Use the
stop_ref retrieved from the
Lists all the available bus routes in the Galway transit system, including links to their PDF timetables on the Bus Éireann website. This list is hard-coded and would need to be updated manually, should the routes ever change.