Network Exchange (NeTEx)  CEN TC 278 WG9


NeTEx is a CEN/ Technical Standard currently in development.

The official NETEX site  is now at

This is a development site used during the development of NeTEx. It will be retired at some future date.

The goal of NeTEX is to provide a efficient European wide standard for exchanging Public Transport schedules and related data.

NeTEX is intended to be a general purpose format capable of exchanging timetables for Rail, Bus, Coach, Ferry, Air or any other mode of public transport.  It includes  full support for rail services and can be used to exchange  UIC (International Union Of Railways) data .

NeTEx is based on the CEN Transmodel standard which specifies a  Conceptual model for Public Transport data, extended  with  additional concepts for stops and stations from the CEN Technical standard IFOPT (Identification of Fixed Objects in Public Transport).

NeTEX  uses a fully articulated model that represents PT concepts as well characterised, layered abstractions; the format is  designed  for the  efficient, updateable exchange of complex transport data between distributed systems. This allows the data to be used in modern web services architectures and to support a wide range of passenger information and operational applications. 

The NeTEX schema is free to use and its development is managed by the CEN standards process.

Please note: This is a  draft holding page. Working Documentation for NeTEX can be accessed through national bodies.  


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Page last updated: 2014-11-23