I try using OpenTripPlanner to create a webmap with multimodal routing function.

I followed the instruction on: http://opentripplanner.readthedocs.io/en/latest/Basic-Usage/

  1. I downloaded otp-1.1.0-shaded.jar from: https://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/opentripplanner/otp/

  2. I grabbed GTFS data from: https://code.google.com/archive/p/googletransitdatafeed/wikis/PublicFeeds.wiki (download for Berlin: http://www.vbb.de/de/datei/gtfs-daten.zip)

  3. Also got latest osm.pbf file from: http://download.geofabrik.de/ (download for Berlin: http://download.geofabrik.de/europe/germany/berlin-latest.osm.pbf)

  4. Started the local server with: java -Xmx2G -jar otp-1.1.0-shaded.jar --build C:/user/name/otp --inMemory, whereas berlin-gtfs.zip and berlin-osm.pbf are located in C:/user/name/otp

The server is starting and I can access the map via http://localhost:8080/ But when I want to use the routing function for transit, it always gives me the following error:

No transit times available. The date may be past or too far in the future or there may not be transit service for your trip at the time you chose. (Error 406)

My thoughts are that the GTFS data are somehow broken or not useable for OpenTripPlanner.

So I used the GTFS Feed Validator (https://github.com/google/transitfeed/wiki/FeedValidator)

The Results of the GTFS FeedValidator:

  • Agencies: Verkehrsverbund Brandenburg-Berlin, ...
  • Routes: 1363
  • Stops: 12845
  • Trips: 204915
  • Shapes: 0
  • Effective: June 06, 2013 to December 14, 2013

Found these problems: 19528 warnings

  • 87 Duplicate IDs
  • 1 Expiration Date
  • 1810 Invalid Values
  • 5313 Overlapping Trips In Same Blocks
  • 5 Stops Too Closes
  • 12310 Too Fast Travels
  • 2 Unrecognized Columns
  • Maybe the zip file is in the wrong format (github.com/opentripplanner/OpenTripPlanner/issues/1375). Try to extract and re-create it.
    – scai
    Mar 29, 2017 at 12:01
  • unfortunately it's not that. Extracted and reacreated it, still doesn't work. I used the GTFS validation for feeder and added the result to the question.
    – obrob
    Mar 29, 2017 at 12:26

1 Answer 1


The problem occured because the GTFS data from: https://code.google.com/archive/p/googletransitdatafeed/wikis/PublicFeeds.wiki are out of date. Which also can be seen in the GTFS Feed Validater:

Effective: June 06, 2013 to December 14, 2013

Once downloaded the data for the year 2017 the problem didn't occur anymore. (Source: https://daten.berlin.de/kategorie/verkehr)

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