[Tagging] Tagging GB railway stations and track

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 13:27:47 GMT 2012

Source? Most of these things are "owned" by Network Rail, and it's not
clear whether they are publically available without strings.

I'd love this to be available (speaking as someone who made maps of delay
in a former life...).


On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 1:03 PM, Peter Hicks <peter.hicks at poggs.co.uk> 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 if you want to
> get involved.
> Peter
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