[Tagging] Light rail station

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Thu Aug 18 22:10:51 BST 2011

The many hybrid systems (operating as tramways with shared right of way and
street level stops in inner cities and with dedicated infrastructure and
exclusive right of way - I mentioned some examples in another response)
don't make the situation any clearer. I am inclined to not expand the
tagging and use detail tags where necessary to clarify.


On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 1:15 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 8/18/2011 1:49 PM, Martijn van Exel wrote:
>> Where I come from[1], light rail is characterized by longer stop
>> intervals and right of way and dedicated infrastructure as a rule,
>> compared to tram. If that's not the same for the US, then it may not be
>> a good idea to have dedicated tagging for it.
> http://www.lightrail.nl/NL/nl-**tour.htm<http://www.lightrail.nl/NL/nl-tour.htm>
> "The map of The Netherlands shows Light Rail in many forms, like the
> tramways of Amsterdam" (I don't know how reliable this site is)
> The big problem is that you can point to systems that are definitely
> higher-standard, and those that are definitely lower-standard, but there's
> no hard line between the two. The American Public Transportation Association
> recognizes this and lumps them together: http://www.apta.com/resources/**
> statistics/Pages/glossary.aspx<http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Pages/glossary.aspx>"Light Rail is a mode of transit service (also called streetcar, tramway, or
> trolley)..."

martijn van exel
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