Lines are imported upon uploading a draft TransXChange dataset (not when a dataset is published).
Lines are uniquely identified by a combination of their operator code and line name.
If a line was not previously imported with that identifier, a new line is created, from the following fields (Passenger → TransXChange):
Name - Line → LineName
Description - Service → Description
Directions - StandardService → Origin/Destination/Vias
Detail - Vias of the first direction
Start / End Date - Service → OperatingPeriod
If no start date is defined, the current date is used
If no end date is defined, a year from the start date is used
If the line already exists, then certain fields are updated:
The start date is updated if the new value is before the existing value
The end date is updated if the new value is after the existing value
New directions are added if not previously seen - existing directions are not updated.
Lines are managed within the “Network” → “Lines” section in Passenger Cloud.
Continue to the next article on Managing Lines: Populating line description and detail