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I am doing a project in which i am required to create GTFS. I look at transit google developer forum which provide a format to create feed but that completely have to done by hand (we have to write text files), i was looking for a software that can help in this matter.

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FME will do a good job - has a learning curve.… – Mapperz Dec 10 '12 at 17:40
Note FME is not free - but is extremely useful and worth the purchase. – Mapperz Dec 10 '12 at 17:42
There is some open source code that can assist: – BradHards Dec 11 '12 at 2:32
It is hard to know what you are working from, but A list that might help: . One option in PHP: – BradHards Dec 11 '12 at 2:32
The format is quite easy to replicate. Recently I made my own GTFS feed from data stored in PostgreSQL; all I did was query the right data for each table, and then with a very short Python script wrote it to a text file. Took part of one day, given I already had the source data I needed in my database. – Richard Law Jan 18 '15 at 7:43

Since this question was tagged with Java, I'd put my weight behind Conveyal's gtfs-editor, a webapp which runs on Java via the Play framework. It's pretty easy to get going if you're familiar with CLI.

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As mentioned in the Comments a very useful software product for this purpose might be the Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) from Safe Software.

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Another option is the service provided by AddTransit (, of which I am the manager of.

AddTransit has web based software that assists in creating the GTFS Feeds or the AddTransit team can do it for you. The web based software also supports Real Time feeds and vehicle positioning as well.

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In cases like this it might be best to give full disclosure if you are an employee of or otherwise professionally connected to the software/service you are recommending. Nothing wrong with it if you are, but it helps distinguish such an answer from 'advertisement'. – Chris W Jan 31 '15 at 21:56
Hi guys, sorry about that. I thought the Website Url would appear below my name on the posting. I have edited the above post to include my role with the company, – Neil Jan 31 '15 at 22:04
I guess the service is not for free? Nothing about pricing found on the website at first glance. – AndreJ Feb 1 '15 at 7:39

You can look in the Other GTFS tools section from the old "googletransitdatafeed" on Google code.

PS: After answering, I've seen my answer was also in the comment...

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GTFS editor - Create acount -

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