[Tagging] Relations in Transport for London: network and operator

Bjoern Hassler bjohas+mw at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 23:45:30 UTC 2016

Hi all,

(Cross-posting to tagging and talk-gb-london.)

I've been looking at


relations in Transport for London.

*First question: operator. *Should this be "Transport for London" or the
actual operator? TfL owns and retains branding control, but technically
it's franchised to London Overground Rail Operations (LOROL) and KeolisAmey
Docklands Ltd., who are the current operators. However, the franchise may
change every few years.

The current values used for operator are:
- Transport for London
- London Underground
- London Overground

*I would propose that these should all be changed to "operator=Transport
for London" *(irrespective of overground vs. DLR; however, obviously not
where the operator is a different entity, such as Network Rail, etc)*.
However, at least London Underground should be changed for Transport for

*Second question: network. *The wiki page
doesn't say much about "network", and these values are in use:

*- London Underground*
*- National Rail*
*- Network Rail*
*- London Overground*
- TfL
- District and Hammersmith & City Lines)

*I would propose to retain the first four, but to change the last two to
London Underground/Overground/DLR as appropriate. *Not sure why that list
doesn't have DLR, maybe it wasn't picked up by my query.

(I have a spreadsheet with the OSM data, in case anybody wants to see the
details, generated from this data http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/hiB.)

If people are in agreement, I'll also amend the wiki page. I'll make some
of the proposed changes as well, but if anybody fancies joining in, that
would be most welcome!

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