Information for data users

The NAP ITS centralizes access to mobility datasets and services in Belgium with the aim of facilitating their (re)use. The NAP ITS consists of a continuously evolving metadata catalogue equipped with extensive search facilities that enable the data users to find relevant datasets and services. The contact details in the metadata of the datasets and services facilitate communication between the data providers and data users.


 

To consult the metadata catalogue you do not need to register on the website. Everyone can browse the catalogue, either manually or through machine-reading. For manual browsing, you can use keyword based searching and a series of filters in the dataset tabFor automated access to the catalogue, you can make use of the CKAN API. Please consult our terms of use for potential restrictions.

To access the datasets and services, the metadata will in most cases include one or multiple access URLs that allow you to exploit the datasets and services at the data providers’ site. Some smaller datasets can be accessed and downloaded directly from the NAP ITS. The metadata also includes important information regarding licensing and payment requirements (if applicable). If necessary, you can contact the data provider directly through the contact details provided in the metadata. The NAP ITS has indeed no stake in relations between data providers and data users.

As a user of the NAP ITS, you can benefit from support by our NAP Helpdesk. For more information, consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or subscribe to our 4-monthly Newsletter.

For your convenience, we provide a description of the Belgian mobility landscape below. This information is based, amongst others, on the information available on https://www.belgium.be/en/mobility/public_transport and https://portal.cor.europa.eu/divisionpowers/Pages/Belgium-Transport.aspx.

 

Public transport

Train: In Belgium the SNCB provides all domestic train connections and some international rail links.

Bus: The bus routes in Belgium are handled by 3 different companies depending on the region: De Lijn in Flanders, TEC in Wallonia and STIB in the Brussels metropolitan area.

Tram:  You can travel by tram in the cities of Brussels (STIB), Antwerp and Ghent (De Lijn) and Charleroi (TEC). You can travel along the entire coast by taking the coast tram (De Lijn).

Metro: The metro is currently only available in Brussels (STIB).

Find an overview of all public transport datasets on the NAP ITS from SNCB here, from STIB-MIVB here, from De Lijn here, and from TEC here.

Scheduled private transport

Bus: Multiple private (long distance) bus operators are active in Belgium. Find an overview of the shuttle bus datasets on the NAP ITS here and the long-distance coach datasets here.

Train: Some international train operators are also active in Belgium.

Shared and rented mobility

Various providers of different modes of shared mobility (car sharing, shared electric scooters, bikes and motorbikes, etc.) are operating in Belgium. The offer is highly dependent on the location, with the big cities as frontrunners. Find the carsharing datasets on the NAP ITS here, the carpooling datasets here and the bike sharing datasets here.

Multiple companies are active in the domain of rental cars and bikes. Find the car hire datasets on the NAP ITS here and the bike hire datasets here.

Taxis

Taxis in Belgium are run by private companies. Find their datasets on the NAP ITS here.

Aviation

Belgium has five airports offering passenger services: Brussels-Zaventem, Ostend,  Charleroi, Liege and Antwerp. The national airport of Zaventem is the largest of these five airports. Also multiple airline companies operate in Belgium. Find all aviation related datasets on the NAP ITS here.

Transport by waterways

 

Transport infrastructure

The federal government (FPS/FOD Mobility & Transport) is responsible for the railway infrastructure (Infrabel) and Brussels National Airport.

The three regions (the Brussels Capital region (Brussels Mobility), the Flemish Region (Departement Mobiliteit & Openbare Werken) and the Walloon Region (Public Service of Wallonia Mobility and Infrastructures)) are responsible for the infrastructure of regional roads, regional airports, ports and inland waterways and the management and maintenance of parkings and filling and charging stations at these regional roads.

The local authorities are responsible for the local road maintenance and the management and maintenance of the parkings and filling and charging stations at these local roads.

Traffic information

The three regions (the Brussels Capital region (Brussels Mobility), the Flemish Region (Roads & traffic agency) and the Walloon Region (Public Service of Wallonia Mobility and Infrastructures)) are responsible for following traffic information: road works, unexpected road events and conditions, road weather conditions, real-time data, dynamic traffic signs.