1. Active / Inactive

1.1 If the route is cancelled or suspended temporarily, uncheck the "Line is active" box.

2. Route Type

2.1 Select "City" as the route type if the route operates within a single city.
2.1.1 Also choose "City" if the route only operates in one or several small settlements that are part of a larger city, or if the route connects them to a major city.
2.2 Select "Suburban" as the route type if the distance between the boundaries of the settlements it connects is no more than 50 kilometers. The boundaries of the settlements are determined according to OpenStreetMap data.
2.3 Select "Intercity" as the route type if the distance between the boundaries of the settlements it connects is more than 50 kilometers. The boundaries of the settlements are determined according to OpenStreetMap data.

3. Cities

3.1 Only those cities where the route has stops are allowed to be listed. The boundaries of the settlements are determined according to OpenStreetMap data.
3.1.1 Exception: If the route makes a stop near a metro station that belongs to a certain city's transport system (for example, London), but the station is located outside its limits (for example, in Erith), it is permissible to add the city to which the metro system belongs (London) to the list of cities.
3.2 If the route passes through a settlement that is part of a larger city, both settlements can be listed in the "Cities" field. For example, routes through Welling can be related to London, as Welling is part of London.
3.3 If a city through which the route passes is not listed on the site, you can request its addition. This can be done by sending a message to the VK group, Facebook group, via email [email protected], or independently add the city through the relevant section on the site (this option is available only to level 2 and 3 users).
3.4 For all types of routes, cities should be listed in the order they are encountered on the route. The cities where the route begins and ends should be listed first and last, respectively.
3.5 If any type of route passes through a settlement that is part of a larger city, it is recommended to include both these settlements in the "Cities" section, provided they are present in the directory.

4. Type of Transport

4.1 When choosing between a bus and a minibus, follow the classification used in the respective city. Alternatively, use this principle: if the route offers concessions, it's a bus; otherwise, it's a minibus.
4.2 When editing routes, changing the type of transport is only permitted from "bus" to "minibus" and vice versa. In all other situations, the existing route should be marked as inactive and a new one created.

5. Number

5.1 For city routes
5.1.1 Enter the route number using only those characters that are present on the route sign. For example: 4, 99k, T-91.
5.1.2 When a route number includes a numeric character followed by a literal character, the literal should be input as a lowercase letter, directly attached to the number without a hyphen. Examples: 16a, 99k, 155b.
5.1.3 For metro and monorail, the name of the line should be indicated if it exists; if not, the line number. Example: Line 5 (Frunzensko-Primorskaya), South Island Line.
5.1.4 For routes without a number (e.g., routes to shopping malls), use "n/a (first station - last station)". For example: n/a (South Hylton - Buchanan Street SPT).
5.1.5 In cases where there are several routes with the same numbering in one city, the "Number" field for each route should include landmarks in parentheses to highlight unique features of the route. Examples: 51 (Woolwich), 7 (Wadsley Bridge).
5.2 For suburban and intercity routes
5.2.1 Route endpoints, defined by the settlements it connects, must be specified. The names of these cities or settlements should be separated by a hyphen. Example: London - Cambridge.
5.2.2 If the route's final stop lies beyond the city limits, the name of the endpoint that the route serves may be specified. Example: P (Helsinki - Helsinki Airport).
5.2.3 When the route number is known, the final settlements should be indicated in parentheses. Example: X3 (London - Cambridge).
5.2.4 For circular routes beginning and ending in the same city, but with intermediate stops outside the city, include in parentheses one of the intermediate settlements, selecting either the farthest, largest, or most significant one.
5.3 Changing route numbers is strictly prohibited on the site.
5.3.1 This rule applies to all routes without exception, including inactive, one-day, temporary, and others.
5.3.2 Each route number must have a separate page on the site: different numbers should not be combined in one route.
5.3.3 When changing a route number, the existing one should be marked as inactive and a new entry created with the updated number (or edit an existing entry if it exists in the database and corresponds to the new number).
5.3.4 The rule applies to any changes in numbers. Even changes like 21a -> 21b.

6. Fare Cost

6.1 If the fare is fixed, indicate the full price for a single trip when paying in cash.
6.2 In cases where the fare changes depending on the zone, indicate the range of costs with the minimum and maximum price, or one of these values.
6.3 In the "Fare" field, it is prohibited to enter information not related to the price. Any additional information can be provided in the "Additional info" section.
6.4 Please note that the currency name should not be written in this field; it is automatically inserted.

Acceptable value formats: 20; 20 - 50; from 20; up to 50

7. Transit agency

7.1 Specify the name of the transport agency which operates the route. If the legal form of the company is known (SOE, LLC, etc.), include it in the name. Additionally, you can specify the number and name of the park or depot servicing the route, in brackets after the agency name.
7.2 In cases where there are multiple operators on a single route, list them separated by commas.

Examples: LLC "Avtotor"; First Leicester; Stagecoach Selkent (from Catford (TL) garage).

8. Route Itinerary

8.1 Specify the sequence of streets the route passes through, separating them with a hyphen.
8.2 For suburban and intercity routes, you can indicate only settlements or a combination of settlements and streets.
8.3 For off-street transport (e.g., metro, electric trains, cable cars, funiculars, monorails, ferries), indicate the sequence of stops instead of streets.

9. Additional info

9.1 Additional information about the route that does not fit into existing fields or does not have a separate field for input.

10. Colour

10.1 Specify the colour of the route only if it corresponds to the official colour provided on the operator company's website.
10.2 Information about the route colour must be obtained exclusively from the official website of the operator company, where a textual description of the colour is provided or a route map is presented.

11. Payment Method

11.1 Select from the list the payment methods or transport cards that are valid for the route.

12. Vehicle Capacity

Vehicle Capacity is determined by the passenger capacity of the vehicle, i.e., the total number of seats and standing places. For example, in Russia and many European countries, a classification is adopted that includes 5 classes:
  • Microbus: 9 - 12 passengers
  • Minibus: 12 - 40 passengers
  • Midibus: 40 - 70 passengers
  • Standard: 70 - 110 passengers
  • Articulated: 110+ passengers
Some vehicle capacity features are international, while others are applied exclusively in the USA and Brazil. Additionally, there are two more types: double-decker and coach (long-distance).

13. Service Features

Service Features (tags) refer to unique features of the route, such as a night route, low-floor buses, bike rack, etc. For long-distance routes, additional amenities may be indicated, such as Wi-Fi, beverages, phone charging devices, etc.
List of available Service Features:
  • Air conditioning: presence of air conditioning in the transport.
  • TV: presence of a television (individual or shared).
  • Snacks and drinks: ability to order food and drinks during the trip.
  • Stewardess: presence of service staff on the route.
  • Bicycle rack: ability to transport bicycles.
  • Socket: presence of a public socket with an appropriate plug for the region (220/110 volts).
  • USB-charging: presence of a socket or cord for charging portable devices.
  • WC: presence of a toilet.
  • Wi-Fi: presence of a Wi-Fi network with internet access.
  • Night: a route operating only at night (e.g., from 00:00 to 05:00).
  • Summer: a seasonal route operating during a warm season.
  • Winter: a seasonal route operating during a cold season.
  • School: a route for students.
  • Low-floor: transport with a low floor level.
  • Ramp/lift for less mobile citizens: presence of a device for boarding disabled persons.
  • Electric bus: a vehicle with electric traction.
  • BRT: Bus Rapid Transit is a system for organising bus or trolleybus services, distinguished by superior operational features compared to standard bus routes, including increased speed, reliability, and passenger capacity.
  • LRT: Light Rail Transport, a regular high-speed extra-urban type of urban passenger transport.
  • Tourist: a tourist sightseeing route around the city.
  • Ecotransport: transport with reduced harmful emissions, operating on electricity, hydrogen fuel, methane.
  • Autonomous: transport without a driver, autonomous.
  • Express: a route with a minimum number of stops.
  • Online booking: the necessity of advance booking of tickets through the internet, instead of buying them at ticket offices or directly in the transport when boarding.
  • Premium transport: a more comfortable and expensive alternative to regular transport service.
14.1 To verify entered data and facilitate the moderation and review process by other users, it is recommended to attach links to official sources and leave comments.
14.2 The administration requests to provide as accurate links as possible and, if necessary, supplement them with comments indicating where to look for information, in order to reduce the time spent on searching.