[Tagging] Proposed Feature - 2nd RFC - Public Transport

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 12:16:39 GMT 2011


2011/1/13 Elizabeth Dodd <edodd at billiau.net>:
> On Thu, 13 Jan 2011 12:07:43 +0100
> M∡rtin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> IMHO the definition could be: "A station is a public transport
>> facility where vehicles regularly stop to load or unload passengers,
>> which is bigger than a pair of bus stops or tram stops." (even if an
>> aerialway-station might be smaller). To be even more clear it could
>> be: "A station is a public transport facility where vehicles regularly
>> stop to load or unload passengers, which in the case of buses or trams
>> is bigger than a pair of bus stops or tram stops."
>
> I'm used to a station offering more than just load and unload
> eg ticket sales
> timetables available
> one or more human workers present (becoming less prevalent)
> associated kiosk
>
> are any of these things within what other cultures would expect at a
> station - to help distinguish it from a couple of bus stops??


IMHO all of these are optional. You would often have them, but they
are not an essential requirement. I would shorten definitions down to
the absolute must, and eventually note the other features as optionals
if you like.

in detail:
ticket sales could be at bus or tram stops (machines) as well
timetables you will find on (almost?) every German bus/tram stop
human workers seem to disappear from subway (and even smaller train)
stations (the driver takes care, there is also remotely controlled
stations (video))
kiosks can be there or not

Cheers,
Martin



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