EBSR and stop naming
A Simple Guide to the Key Features of NaPTAN was published in Spring 2007. Download a Word version (4Mb)
Most data currently in use has been based on the guidance notes for NaPTAN1 which are provided in PDF format (1822k) or Word format (2428k).
Downloading and Viewing NaPTAN
A snapshot of NaPTAN, updated every week is available at data.gov.uk
If you need more regularly updated NaPTAN you can find out when NaPTAN data for each area was last updated.
If you can meet terms and conditions for use of NaPTAN you can obtain a password to download NaPTAN and the National Gazetteer for particular areas or for the whole of UK.
With the appropriate passwords you can view NaPTAN points and associated data in the NaPTAN viewer or ITO
If you are not eligible for a password NaPTAN points are also visible to the public in Tranport Direct maps and you can search for particular bus stops by name if you use the "all stops" option. If you know the SMS number you can enter that in the "all stops" search.
GoogleMaps now show NaPTAN points with a blue bus stop symbol.
OpenStreetMap are importing NaPTAN bus stops into their maps in many areas of the UK. more details
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