[Tagging] railways, subway stations and train stations

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 10:43:10 BST 2011

2011/9/22 Chris Dombroski <cdombroski at icanttype.org>:
> On Thursday, September 22, 2011 07:54:29 AM sabas88 wrote:
>> > How is someone to determine whether something is a railway=station or a
>> > railway=subway_station?
>> If it's on a metro (subway) line it's a subway_station, else if it's on a
>> train line it's a station. In these cases you'd use layer=*
> What if it's both? http://osm.org/go/ZZcGruiEx-- Although it's tagged as 2
> separate areas, that's effectively one building/station.

Could it be 2 stations in one building? It is not a coincidence that
the 2 areas in the situation above are separated, I guess. Why don't
we tag tram stops as stations? IMHO as there is railway=tram_stop
there should also be railway=subway_station like there is


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