Developer resources

We support innovation in Canterbury and encourage developers to use our public data to create apps, online tools and widgets.

This section provides an overview of the data feeds that are available for Metro's public transport network in order to assist developers to understand what information is available for integration into your own applications.

New real-time information system APIs coming

Metro is currently in the process of introducing a new real-time information system across all public transport in Canterbury. This new system, which will be live in the second half of 2021 will offer some exciting new opportunities for developers to create transport applications using a new set of APIs, based on industry standards.

As the current data feeds will be replaced we recommend that developers do not develop any new applications using the current data feeds. Information about these feeds has been removed from data.ecan.govt.nz.

The exact specification of the new real-time information system APIs has yet to be confirmed, but it is intended that the following industry-standard data feeds will be available through a new Metro API platform.

Terms of use

We reserve the right to discontinue the publication of our APIs and/or to modify the URL without notice. We will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the service.

By signing up and subscribing to our APIs, you give your permission to Environment Canterbury and/or Metro to store personal information provided and to contact you with the details provided if required.

Your application must not use any Metro branding – this is because when people see our branding (or anything similar) they assume it’s ours. Ensure you get the credit when deserved and make sure that your design does not have any of our branding, logos or trading names and doesn’t include the word ‘official’.

All data unless specifically stated is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

If you need further assistance please email metro@ecan.govt.nz.