Generally speaking, the transport companies are business organisations. However, there are also transport companies which comprise several business organisations.
On the one hand, business organisations are used to allocate grants or transport proceeds and, on the other, to publish timetables (other uses are also possible, if required). Codes and abbreviations are managed in DiDok. Changes are published on a weekly basis via an Excel table.
The dataset can be accessed via: https://opentransportdata.swiss/dataset/goch
The data is presented in an Excel file with one sheet.
The table features the following:
|Land_Code||To be able to differentiate from which country the code was allocated, the UIC country code is used in this case. The code for Switzerland is 85. Even if 85 implies a business organisation belongs to Switzerland, it cannot be assumed that this business organisation operates in Switzerland.
Land_Code is mainly used in combination with GO-Nr and is separated by a colon, e.g. 85:11 for SBB.
|GO-Nr||This number features again in other datasets.||53|
|GO-Abk||Abbreviation for the business organisation||TPF|
|GO-Bezeichnung||Name of the relevant business organisation||Transports publics fribourgeois|
|Typ||Business organisations are still classified by type. In this case, the type ID is used||10|
|GO-Typ-Bezeichnung||Name of business organisation type. The following types are currently available, but no further details are specified:
The differentiation between transport companies and/or transport undertakings is fluid. This means that business organisations can also be used in the fields designating transport companies.
More detailed information
- FOT directories: https://www.bav.admin.ch/bav/de/home/themen/alphabetische-themenliste/verzeichnisse.html
- FOT directory of transport companies: https://www.bav.admin.ch/bav/de/home/themen/alphabetische-themenliste/verzeichnisse/tu-verzeichnis.html