[Tagging] Tagging GB railway stations and track

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Wed Nov 7 13:13:49 GMT 2012

Wouldn't the route code be better in a relation? I'm sure there will be
some bits of the network which are part of multiple routes.

Why include the word "code" in the tag name for CRS (and nr_route_code)
and not for TIPLOC and STANOX?


> All,
> 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.
> Peter
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