[Tagging] Tagging GB railway stations and track

Peter Hicks peter.hicks at poggs.co.uk
Wed Nov 7 13:03:30 GMT 2012


I'm part of a group of people who are working to get a richer set of
metadata attached to the railway network in Great Britain, specifically:

  - Tagging railway stations with the three-letter CRS (computer
reservation system) codes, which is widely used by train companies and the
public to refer to stations, plus TIPLOC (TIming Point LOCation) codes -
used in timetable planning - to relevant parts of stations, and STANOX
(Station Number) codes used for train reporting

  - Adding junctions as nodes or closed ways (depending on their structure)
to existing railway lines, along with their TIPLOC and STANOX codes

  - Adding Network Rail route codes to logical groups of routes and tidying
up line names

I've started using three tags - ref:crs_code, ref:stanox and ref:tiploc for
locations, and ref:nr_route_code for route codes - they're attached to St
Albans Abbey station and stations toward Watford Junction as an example.

Does anyone have thoughts or comments on the above?  I've set up a Wiki
page at
http://wiki.openraildata.info/index.php/AddingJunctionsAndSidingsToOsm and
there's a mailing list at
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/openraildata-talk if you want to
get involved.

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