Services Panel

The Services Panel allows you to plan scheduled based multi-modal transit services and explore the impact of service levels, fleet sizes, and route patterns.

services panel

Define days on which a service is active. This also informs the project clock, allowing you to visualise the network at particular dates and times. Configure different vehicle types - this impacts trip performance and helps to define the route's overall capacity. Create default attributes that inform route calculations and help you filter and group your routes and services for display or analysis.

Route names and colours

Your route names and colours are configurable via the route settings. If a short name has been specified in these settings, the services panel will display that name for the route - otherwise, the full name will be used.

Importing transport networks

Existing transport networks can be imported from a range of industry formats including GTFS, TransXchange (TCX) and NetEX. To import a new network, select the "import" button from the services panel:

import network

Imported files must be provided in the .ZIP format and have a maximum size limit. You may wish to consider removing unneeded trips or unused routes from your feed to reduce its size if you meet this limit.

Podaris converts all imported files to a GTFS feed, meaning that you may use Podaris to import a TCX file before exporting it to GTFS, for example.

Exporting routes

Route geometry can be exported as GIS files in formats including, GeoJSON, Shapefile and KML. To export the route geometry, select the routes you wish to export and click the export button from the panel options:

export route

Merging routes

Once you have selected two or more routes to merge, the merge route button will merge their associated patterns and trips into an existing route of your chosing.

merge routes

Exporting transport networks

Your entire transport networks can be exported in industry-standard formats such as a GTFS feed. This includes schedules, stops and geometry for the currently visible routes. To export your current project as a GTFS feed, select the "Export Project" option from the project menu.

Filtering routes

Routes can be filtered according to Type, Mode or Agency. In order to change the visibility of a route on a map, click the corresponding toggle button.

Route filtering

The search items textbox allows you to search and filter by the route's name, shortname or description

search route