Upon importing a TransXChange dataset, for each stop, we look up the ATCO code in NaPTAN for any additional data not provided by the TransXChange stop definition.
Whether TransXChange or NaPTAN is used depends on the field in question:
“0,0” - Null Island
Bundled NPTG with TransXChange
TransXChange (per journey timing link)
Passenger does not recommend overriding the values in NaPTAN with TransXChange, other than as a short term resolution until NaPTAN can be updated.
Including other data within the stop common name field
Some customers have expressed interest in including other fields within this common name field (such as locality or indicator) so that this is presented on timetables.
We do not recommend doing this, as it goes against the use of fields defined in the schema and can possibly introduce duplication in future if Passenger chooses to change what fields are used.
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