[Tagging] railways, subway stations and train stations

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Sep 25 18:01:49 BST 2011

On Fri, 2011-09-23 at 11:43 +0200, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 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
> railway=rail/tram/subway

Doesn't Amtrak and New York MTA have a couple stations where subways and
Acela bullet trains share tracks and stations?

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