NaPTAN is a shy dataset. If you’ve ever used a mobile journey planning app, you’ve probably used NaPTAN, most likely without knowing! NaPTAN, the acronym for National Public Transport Access Nodes, is a national database that contains a unique entry …
As the Department for Transport’s Digital Service, we are seeking to bring about real transformation both internally but also externally by digitally transforming public transport services for passengers.
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Highways England (which replaced the Highways Agency in 2015) is at the beginning of a journey to improve the quality of its data.
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