[Tagging] Light rail station

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 10:38:40 BST 2011

Trams and street-running light rail should have railway=tram_stop. Put
in a sub-tag if you want to distinguish different types.

If your light-rail system runs onto heavy rail (eg famously in
Karlsruhe), and shares stations with heavy rail passenger services,
then use railway=station on the clearly heavy rail sections.

I'd avoid using railway=light_rail in marginal cases - I think some
people use it for S-bahn services (loco-hauled double-deck carriages;
definitely not lightweight!), and the tagging isn't entirely helpful


On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 9:59 AM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
>> A light rail stop, would that be a railway=tram_stop or a railway=station?
> Sounds like a third option is required. Here (Melbourne, Australia)
> tram stops vary from just a sign on a telephone pole to "super stops"
> (raised platforms, safety barriers and ticket machines) to former
> train stations that now only serve light rails. The first are clearly
> "railway=tram_stop", the last are really "railway=station" (but it
> would be misleading to render them exactly the same as a real train
> station), but the super stops are really something else, some subclass
> of tram_stop maybe.
> Steve
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