September 28, 2016


Subte is software for generating GTFS transit data. This data can then be used with trip planners like Google Transit or Open Trip Planner. Subte, named after the underground metro in Buenos Aires, was created to aid in creating GTFS for the BJCTA Max Bus system in Birmingham, AL, and was designed around the online stop cataloger I developed. The software is still very tailored towards my needs, but could be a good starting point for anyone else wishing to create GTFS data from scratch.

Getting the Code

Subte is released under the GPLv3 or later. I have not yet made official released, but you can branch the code from my github repository.

git clone https://github.com/line72/subte.git subte


I have only tested this software on linux, specifically Fedora 18. Subte is written in python, and you will need the following dependencies:

  • python2
  • gtk3
  • clutter-gtk
  • gobject-introspection
  • libchamplain-gtk
  • python-dateutil
  • python-exif
  • cogl

All these can be installed using yum