An app filled with extremely useful local travel information

Background & Objective

Built out of frustration of the lack of readily-available travel information around Reading (where Airbyte is based), we built a platform to enable mobile applications to easily digest this information.

trvlRDG became the first service to integrate with the Reading’s new Open Data Service (ODS) API. This allowed us to harvest data, cleanse it and present to the apps in an efficient and error-free format.


The ODS, coupled with other data sources, trvlRDG offers a unique set of data in one place.

  • Live bus time information.
  • Live train departure information from Reading Station and nearby stations.
  • Bike availability from Reading’s bike hire scheme.
  • Real-time information on local car park occupancy levels.
  • Additional information, such as bus fares.

trvlRDG now provides information to thousands of Reading commuters every day.

As part of the platform, we built a backend service to allow additional manual management of the dataset.

trvlRDG recieved extensive media coverage, being featured in GetReading, BBC Radio London and BBC Radio Berkshire on and after launch.

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