The recent fire on an MTR train during the evening rush hour caused an MTR station to shut for hours. This is good reason why transport data is crucial to road users and the general public to plan travel routes particularly when accidents happen. At a city-wide level, transport data can support a government to plan a city’s smart transport system.
Service providers in the transport sector—Hong Kong Tramways, Uber, Didi Chuxing and Citymapper—gathered at a smart transport conference late last month to discuss transportation development trends in the big data era.
They agreed that the process of opening up transport data is still slow in Hong Kong. They urged the government to be open-minded on data sharing and use better analytics to develop a smart transport system.
Real-time tram service data
Hong Kong Tramways has already opened up its transport data to the public. The tram operator has shared its real-time tram arrival time data
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