Light rail GTFS static for realtime "+1"


#1

Hey all,

I’ve noticed this for some time now, but the GTFS static dataset for Light Rail seems to have some rows with +1 after the service_id in trips.txt.

This seems to trips up most CSV parsers. Here’s the affected excerpt:

"route_id","service_id","trip_id","trip_headsign","trip_short_name","direction_id","block_id","shape_id","wheelchair_accessible","bikes_allowed","trip_note","route_direction"
"IWLR-191","8611"+1,"3937042-8611-UP-115","Central Station","","1","L-1-740375","IWLR0076","1","1","","Dulwich Hill to Central"
"IWLR-191","8611"+1,"3937150-8611-DN-113","John Street Square","","0","L-1-740375","IWLR0074","1","1","","Central to Dulwich Hill"
"IWLR-191","8611"+1,"3937171-8611-DN-114","Convention","","0","L-1-740375","IWLR0075","1","1","","Central to Dulwich Hill"
"IWLR-191","8718"+1,"3946662-8718-DN-95","John Street Square","","0","L-1-741509","IWLR0074","1","1","","Central to Dulwich Hill"
"IWLR-191","8718"+1,"3946696-8718-UP-95","Central Station","","1","L-1-741509","IWLR0076","1","1","","Dulwich Hill to Central"
"IWLR-191","8718"+1,"3946827-8718-DN-96","Convention","","0","L-1-741509","IWLR0075","1","1","","Central to Dulwich Hill"
"IWLR-191","8720"+1,"3946662-8720-DN-95","John Street Square","","0","L-1-741513","IWLR0074","1","1","","Central to Dulwich Hill"
"IWLR-191","8720"+1,"3946696-8720-UP-95","Central Station","","1","L-1-741513","IWLR0076","1","1","","Dulwich Hill to Central"
"IWLR-191","8720"+1,"3946827-8720-DN-96","Convention","","0","L-1-741513","IWLR0075","1","1","","Central to Dulwich Hill"
"IWLR-191","8609"+1,"3937042-8609-UP-115","Central Station","","1","P-4-740361","IWLR0076","1","1","","Dulwich Hill to Central"
"IWLR-191","8609"+1,"3937150-8609-DN-113","John Street Square","","0","P-4-740361","IWLR0074","1","1","","Central to Dulwich Hill"
"IWLR-191","8609"+1,"3937171-8609-DN-114","Convention","","0","P-4-740361","IWLR0075","1","1","","Central to Dulwich Hill"

#2

Hi @jxeeno, it looks like that’s just the way the feed is unfortunately. No one else has really reported having a problem with this. If you think it might cause a major issue please let us know.

Thanks,
Alex


#3

It’s not a major issue as I can replace "+1 with a single quote.

But I would like to know if there is there a particular meaning behind the +1 and should I be interpreting it in a specific way?