The final piece of a Route is the Schedule. This is where the Stop Patterns and Timed Patterns are assigned to Trips in your GTFS.
How to Navigate in the Schedules View
The Schedule for a single Route contains two different views and several different ways to organize each.
The Schedule Headers
- Calendars: These are the available Calendars for which Trips can be scheduled. Default is any Calendar with a Trip assigned. Selecting Show All Calendars will provide additional Calendars to choose from, if any.
- Blocks: These represent currently assigned Blocks for this Route. Any time a new Block is added to a Trip, if not already available, it will be added to the list of available Blocks.
- Directions: These are the available Directions associated with the Stop Patterns used in Trips. If Directions are not used on this Route, this will default to No Direction.
These can be used to Filter your Trips, to make it easier to review your Schedule. New features are being added to the Schedule header, so keep an eye out for new functionality!
The Schedules Pane - Timeline View
The Schedules Pane has two Views: Timeline and Timetable. The first one, Timeline, is the default when navigating to the Schedules Page and provides a graphical representation of your Schedule.
- Calendar: The top level of the Schedule Pane is always the Calendar being viewed. It can be hidden either from the Schedule Header or by selecting the small triangle to the left of the Calendar name.
- Service Days: The second level of the Schedule Pane is always the Service Days for that Calendar. In the event that a Calendar has multiple Service Days (such as Mon-Fri and Saturday,) each will have their own subset of Patterns below the Calendar level.
- Stop Pattern: The third level of the Timeline View is by default the Stop Pattern. If a Route has multiple Stop Patterns used, each one will have its own subset of Timed Patterns below the Service Days level. This level may also be sorted by Start Time and by Block. See Sorting below.
- Timed Pattern: The fourth level of the Timeline View. If a Stop Pattern has multiple Timed Patterns, each one will have its own subset of Trips below the Stop Pattern level.
- Trips: These are the fifth and final level of the Schedule Pane. Each of these graphically represent a single Trip in your Schedule. They are colored based on the Block assigned, if any. Hovering over a Trip allows you to see the start and end times of the Trip.
How to Sort The Schedules Pane - Timeline View
The Timeline View can be sorted three ways:
1. Start Time Only: This will display each Trip sequentially, regardless of Direction, Pattern or Timed Pattern.
2. Block: This will cluster Trips first by Block, then by Start Time.
3. Pattern: This is the default view detailed above.
The Schedules Pane - Timetable View
This is the most familiar display in all of GTFS Manager
Resembling a traditional transit timetable, this display allows the review timing details throughout the schedule.
The Timetable is easiest to view when filtered by Direction and either Timepoints Only or Show Stops With Arrival Times turned on. These filtering options can be found under the "hamburger" menu in Timetable View.
Trips are sorted by start time automatically, assigned a numeric value (such as "Trip 1" and "Trip 2") and if Blocks are used, the Block color is shown to the left of the Trip's numeric value.
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