[Tagging] Commuter Rail

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Thu Oct 6 01:47:00 BST 2011

On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 14:37 +0200, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2011/10/4  <danmey at web.de>:
> > Hello list!
> > In the German speaking forum we have been discussing about tagging commuter
> > or suburban rail:
> > http://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=13907
> > I really think it is a necessary tag to distinguish it from different rail
> > transport systems.
> > Today, I created a tagging proposal for route relations:
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/CommuterRail
> > Just give it a look and tell me what you think!
> Isn't this covered by light_rail?
> Please note that on the linked page you refer to "Stadtbahn" which is
> not a well defined term and the meaning differs from one city to the
> other, e.g. the "Stadtbahn" of Berlin is a distinct part of the
> light_rail system (between Ostkreuz and Westkreuz, also shared with
> ordinary trains).

No, compare WES to MAX in Portland.

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