Coerces an existing object, such as a list or a GTFS object created from other packages ({tidytransit} and {gtfsio}, for example) into a gtfstools-compatible GTFS object - i.e. one whose internal tables are represented with data.tables and whose fields are formatted like the fields of a feed read with read_gtfs().

as_dt_gtfs() is an S3 generic, with methods for:

  • tidygtfs: the class of GTFS objects read with tidytransit::read_gtfs(). This method converts all tibbles to data.tables and convert time columns, represented as hms objects in a tidygtfs, to strings in the "HH:MM:SS" format.

  • gtfs: the class of GTFS objects read with gtfsio::import_gtfs(). This method convert all date fields, represented as integers in {gtfsio}'s representation, to Date objects.

  • list: this method tries to convert the elements of a list into data.tables. Please note that all list elements must inherit from data.frame and must be named. This method does not try not convert fields to the representation used in {gtfstools}, as it does not have any information on how they are formatted in the first place.

as_dt_gtfs(gtfs, ...)

# S3 method for tidygtfs
as_dt_gtfs(gtfs, calculate_distance = TRUE, ...)

# S3 method for gtfs
as_dt_gtfs(gtfs, ...)

# S3 method for list
as_dt_gtfs(gtfs, ...)



The object that should be coerced to a dt_gtfs.




A logical. Passed to convert_sf_to_shapes(), which only affects the output when the object to be converted includes a shapes element. Controls whether this function, used to convert a LINESTRING sf into a GTFS shapes table, should calculate and populate the shape_dist_traveled column. This column is used to describe the distance along the shape from each one of its points to its first point. Defaults to TRUE.


A dt_gtfs GTFS object.


data_path <- system.file("extdata/", package = "gtfstools")

gtfsio_gtfs <- gtfsio::import_gtfs(data_path)
#> [1] "gtfs" "list"

gtfstools_gtfs <- as_dt_gtfs(gtfsio_gtfs)
#> [1] "dt_gtfs" "gtfs"    "list"   

gtfs_like_list <- unclass(gtfsio_gtfs)
#> [1] "list"

gtfstools_gtfs <- as_dt_gtfs(gtfs_like_list)
#> [1] "dt_gtfs" "gtfs"    "list"