timetable_notes_references.txt

This is an optional, non-standard file called timetable_notes_references.txt which can be included in an agency's GTFS. This file specifies where notes that are defined in timetable_notes.txt should be placed. Using timetable_notes_references.txt notes can be placed on specific stops, trips, stoptimes, routes or timetables.

Column Definitions

column namedescription
note_idThe note_id that this reference refers to.
timetable_idUse to attach a note to an entire timetable, or in combination with stop_id to restrict which timetable a a note should show up on. Optional.
route_idUse to attach a note to all timetables for a specific route, or in combination with stop_id to restrict which timetable a a note should show up on. Optional.
trip_idUse to attach a note to a specific trip row or column, or in combination with stop_id to restrict to a specific stoptime. Optional.
stop_idUse to attach a note to a specific stop row or column, or in combination with trip_id to restrict to a specific stoptime. Optional.
stop_sequenceUse along with a stop_id to attach a note to a specific stop and stop_sequence. Useful for routes that serve the same stop more than once in a trip such as circular routes. Optional.
show_on_stoptimeA binary value that indicates whether this note should show up on all stoptimes of a trip or stop that it applies to. Valid options are 0 and 1. Optional, defaults to 0.

Example

note_id,timetable_id,route_id,trip_id,stop_id,stop_sequence,show_on_stoptime
1,131,,,,,
2,,17,,,,
3,,,17010,,,1
4,,,,254514,,
5,,,,254514,11,
6,,,17010,235269,,

Note 1 applies to only a specific timetable and it applies to the entire timetable. No other timetables will have this note.

Note 2 applies only to a specific route. All timetables for that route will have this note.

Note 3 applies only to a specific trip. Because it has show_on_stoptime set to 1 it shows up in the trip header and also for each timepoint of that trip in all timetables that have that trip.

Note 4 applies only to a specific stop. It shows up by the stop name in all timetables that use that stop.

Note 5 applies only to a specific stop and stop_sequence. It shows up by the stop name only if that stop has that stop_sequence value 11 for any trip in that timetable.

Note 6 applies only to a specific stop and trip. It only shows up by the timepoint that matches the specific trip_id and stop_id.

An example of this file is located in examples/timetable_notes_references.txt.