[Tagging] railways, subway stations and train stations

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 13:00:02 BST 2011


On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:50 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On 09/22/11 13:43, Greg Troxel wrote:
>
>> More seriously, in Boston we sometimes use the word "subway" to refer to
>> several MBTA lines, and non-train-nerds don't really distinguish between
>> the Green Line (which is probably "light rail") and the others.  Of
>> course, real trains sometimes run underground (e.g. near New York Penn
>> Station).
>>
>
> Yes, also trams can run underground for much more than just a small stretch
> of tunnel (e.g. Bonn), and of course the London Underground frequently runs
> in broad daylight. In Frankfurt, a lot of suburban train traffic ("S-Bahn")
> is underground and a lot of underground ("U-Bahn") is overground.
>
> How is someone to determine whether something is a railway=station or a
> railway=subway_station?
>
> Bye
> Frederik
>
>
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And some stations are used by both. Hey maybe this info could be held on a
route relation? Oh, it already is.

Seriously - add another tag to subway stations if you must, and leave the
existing ones alone.
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