[Tagging] Light rail station

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Thu Aug 18 16:23:16 BST 2011


Steve,

I think you may have something there. I also believe there is room for a
separate definition for something between a streetside tram halt and a
full-fledged train station as part of a traditional heavy rail system.

Martijn

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 2:59 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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