Part of the process to enable Google Pay for Transit is to submit a spreadsheet of comma separated values (CSV) that supplies station and stop names for your feed. This spreadsheet must be formatted in a particular way to ensure that we can process it correctly. The columns in your spreadsheet must appear as follows, in order:
- Operator name
- 9F4E Location name and details
- Full display name for Google Pay app
- Place ID
- Stop ID / Route ID
Google Pay uses the information in the spreadsheet you submit to us to display the correct long-form name for your stations and stops. Each value is described in further detail on this page, along with an example.
Once you've filled out the spreadsheet, submit it through the Open Loop Transit Google form.
ExampleThe following is an example row of a spreadsheet that's been completed correctly:
|Operator||Location name/details||Full display name for GPay||Language||Place ID||Stop / Route ID|
|TfL||TfL_Abbey Road||Abbey Road Tram Station||EN||ChIJFapKOPSn2EcRHP3RbxxWlTI||123456789|
The following is an example of the corresponding CSV:
Operator,Location name/details,Full display name for GPay,Language,Place ID,Stop / Route ID TfL,TfL_Abbey Road,Abbey Road Tram Station,EN,ChIJFapKOPSn2EcRHP3RbxxWlTI,123456789
You can also download a blank template .csv file that has the columns in the correct order:Download CSV template for Station and stop Names
This is the name of the transit agency operating this station or route.
9F4E Location name and details
This value must be populated with data from the 9F4E tag.
It's a good idea to enter this as a human-readable value. Whatever value you use, it must
uniquely identify a location. The value can include IDs for stations, stops, and routes.
The value should be prefixed by the PTO acronym (at least three characters), followed by an underscore such as
Full display name
This is the value that Google Pay displays. It has to match the value from your GTFS feed. For fixed terminals, the value is the stop name, and for mobile terminals it's the route name.
Abbey Road Tram Station
This is the language of the full display name. Populate several lines for different languages, each with a corresponding and unique 9F4E location name lookup value. The language code must correspond to a two-letter code from ISO 639-1.
This is the Place ID of the indicated location in Google Maps. You can use the Maps Place ID Finder to get this value. This value is required for fixed terminals only.
Stop ID/Route ID
This is the GTFS ID of the indicated stop/station or route. For fixed terminals such as
train stations or bus stops, use
stop_id. For mobile terminals such as on trams and buses,