The National Public Transport Access Node (NaPTAN) database is a UK nationwide system for uniquely identifying all the points of access to public transport in the UK. It is a core component of the UK national transport information infrastructure and is used by a number of other UK standards and information systems.
Every UK station, coach terminus, airport, ferry terminal, bus stop, etc., is allocated at least one identifier.
The NaPTAN schema is a UK national de facto standard sponsored by the UK Department of Transport and supports both the public registration of bus timetables by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), and the data collection for the Transport Direct Portal. NaPTAN includes on a related standard - the National Public Transport Gazetteer. It is also used by RTIG
The NaPTAN database is maintained centrally under contract to the Department of Transport by Thales.
- There is a 2.4b Candidate Release available for an enhanced version of the NaPTAN schema.
- The current version of NaPTAN is Version 2.2.
- 2010/10/05 Discussion papers for enhancing NaPTAN & other standards for the 2012 Olympics and beyond.
- 2010/08/19 Release Candidate of NaPTAN & NPTG 2.4b schema & Guide available.
- 2010/04/08 Initial Consultation draft of NaPTAN & NPTG 2.4a schema & Guide available (Superceded).
- 2009/10/16 Site reformatted for dft.gov.uk
- 2008/09/24 IFOPT updated - a CEN Stop Model.
- 2007/08/29 Updated 2.2 Schema.
- 2007/07/10 Updated Schema Guide.
- 2007/06/07: Add links to traveline guidance.
- 2007/05/11: Updated Guidance on preparing Naptan data.
- 2007/05/11: Updated Guidance on preparing NPTG Localities and their Stops 2.1
Guidance on preparing NPTG Localities and their Stops 2.0.
- 2006/11/07: IFOPT prCEN draft now available.
- 2005/09/16: Guidance on Migration to version 2.0 2.1.
- 2005/09/15 :Version 2.1 - minor update to 2.0.
- 2005/08/01: Guidance on preparing Local Public Transport data
with NaPTAN 1.3 & Version 2.x.
Page last updated: 20010.10.05