[Tagging] railway=rail vs. railway=subway

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 12:46:18 UTC 2016

2016-11-23 1:10 GMT+01:00 Bill Ricker <bill.n1vux at gmail.com>:

> > railway=subway are usually encapsulated systems which may have a
> > connecting track if new vehicles are delivered and both systems have the
> > same gauge. railway=subway systems don't have level crossings.
> Oh really. Boston MBTA green line is a subway line that extends onto
> surface streets. Not full rail gauge iirc (though other lines are) and
> neither surface or tunnel curves could handle freight cars. The surface
> trolley portions that run down boulevard median are direct line extensions
> of the tunnel line but do have grade crossings at boulevard stoplights.

this subway line probably shouldn't get the railway=subway tag, as it isn't
separated from other traffic, like the wiki requires: "Rails used for city
public transport that are always completely separated from other traffic,
usually underground."

Similarly, in Germany most cities do have "U-Bahn"s (subways) that aren't
true subways, but are (legally) trams or light_rail.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/attachments/20161123/6a467654/attachment.html>

More information about the Tagging mailing list