[Tagging] Tagging GB railway stations and track

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Wed Nov 7 13:16:27 GMT 2012

On 07/11/12 13:03, Peter Hicks wrote:
> 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 
> <https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21forum/openraildata-talk> if you 
> want to get involved.

Megagronk has already been adding station codes. He has a list provided 
by the ATOC and permission to use it in OSM. He has not been using your 
scheme AFAIK.

Cheers, Chris
user: chillly

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