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Standards

Initial situation

In a system where there are over 300 data providers (transport companies) and at least as many data recipients, certain specifications in the form of standards are essential. In the overall context, all parties must have the same understanding of what a stop is and also be able to clearly identify a specific stop. This information must then be transmitted correctly and consistently across all interfaces.

System management only sets out binding specifications in two areas:

  1. Structural standards: overarching specifications, such as how objects at the Swiss Union of Public Transport are defined and identified.
  2. Interface standards: based on interface standards that usually exist, the versions specific to Switzerland are set out precisely in the form of implementation guidelines.
 

All standards declared binding by the Management Board for Switzerland’s licensed transport companies are listed below as downloads. Previous versions and documents in the process of being drawn up are also listed where possible. There are also links to further supplementary documents.

1. Structural standards

Structural standards ensure the same understanding throughout the entire system of the Swiss Union of Public Transport. Some structural standards have been produced in cooperation with the Transport Customer Information Committee of ch-direct.

All structural standards validated by the SKI Management Board are summarised in this table. The status provides information on the progress of the item in the overall validation process (for planning, see SKI Roadmap).

Overview of structural standards (as at: September 2019)

Items Current valid version Status Comments
Swiss Business Organisation (SBOID)Business Specifications for the Swiss Business Organisation (version 1.08)

Download: DE | FR | IT
In reviewThe review is finished and the feedback is currently being analysed and reworked.
Swiss Journey ID (SJID)Business Specifications for the Swiss Journey ID (version 1.08)

Download: DE | FR | IT
In reviewThe review is finished and the feedback is currently being analysed and reworked.
Swiss Location ID(SLOID)Business Specifications for the Swiss Location ID (version 1.08)

Download: DE | FR | IT
In reviewThe review is finished and the feedback is currently being analysed and reworked.
Swiss Identification for Public Transport (SIXPT)Business Specifications for the Swiss Identification for Public Tranport (version 0.9)

Download: DE | FR | IT
In reviewThe review is finished and the feedback is currently being analysed and reworked.

Contact

Qualitätssicherung
Systemaufgaben Kundeninformation
Hilfikerstrasse 3
3000 Bern 65
qs.ski@sbb.ch

Working groups

Application scenarios of business organisations (contact: Richard Lutz)

Exchange of fault information (contact: Jérémy Reichenbach)

ID lines (contact: Richard Lutz)

2. Interface standards

In total, there are over 50 interfaces in and out of the systems of the Customer Information System Tasks. The following graphic provides an overview of the underlying standards, including their issuer. The overview contains both currently used as well as planned standards.

For some interfaces there are specific Swiss implementation guidelines that require further specification of the existing standards. The working groups are responsible for drafting.

Overview interface standards (as at: September 2019)

This table summarizes all interface standards validated by the Management Board SKI.

Items Current valid version Status Comments
HRDF 5.20.39HRDF implementation rules – Swiss public transport system (based on HAFAS raw data format 5.20.39).

Download: DE | FR | IT | EN
BindingMore Information about HRDF (HAFAS Raw Data Format: Link)
HRDF 5.40.41HRDF implementation rules – Swiss public transport system (based on HAFAS raw data format 5.40.41)

Download: DE

Advance notice for the implementation guidelines

Download: DE | FR
DraftThe HRDF 5.40.41 version is currently being drawn up and will be presented to the next SKI Management Board meeting (24.10.19).
NeTEXImplementation GuidelinesNeTEx implementation rules

Download: DE
Draft
VDV453 GuidelinesVDV453 Guidelines, Version 2.6

Download: DE
BindingMore Information about VDV453 Guidelines and interfaces for realtime data: Link)
VDV453 Implementation rules of the Swiss Public TransportVDV453 - Implementation rules – Swiss public transport system, Version 1.3.1 (based on VDV Guideline 453 version 2.6).

Download: DE | FR | IT | EN
Binding
VDV453 SBB Interface SpecificationVDV453 – SBB interface specification (version 2.8.1 - CUS 5.9).

Download: DE | FR | IT | EN
Binding
VDV454 GuidelinesVDV454 Guidelines, Version 2.2

Download: DE
BindingMore Information about VDV454 Guidelines and interfaces for realtime data: Link)
VDV454 Implementation rules of the Swiss Public TransportVDV454 - Implementation rules – Swiss public transport system, Version 1.3.1 (based on VDV Guideline 454 version 2.2).

Download: DE | FR | IT | EN
Binding
VDV4534 SBB Interface SpecificationVDV454 – SBB interface specification (version 2.7 - CUS 5.11).

Download: DE | FR | IT | EN
Binding
VDV Implementation GuidelinesVDV - Realisation (version 1.3)

Download: DE | FR | IT | EN
Binding
SIRI Implementation GuidelinesNot available yet.

Active working groups for interface standards

Kundeninformation Datenschnittstellen (KIDS) VDV sub-working group (contact: Daniel Hollenstein)

Kundeninformation Datenschnittstellen (KIDS) HRDF sub-working group (contact: Harri Müller)

Interface standards in Switzerland

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