[Tagging] railway=rail vs. railway=subway

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Wed Nov 23 14:26:59 UTC 2016

On 11/23/16 9:09 AM, Greg Troxel wrote:
> One of the tricky things, as Bill Ricker points out downthread, is
> Boston's Green line. This is fundamentally light rail. Sometimes it
> runs in tunnels. Sometimes it runs in a fenced-off median but does
> have level crossings. These are controlled by stoplights (for both
> train and cars), rather than train-priority crossing gates. And
> sometimes it runs on tracks in the street where cars also drive. 
even more so, the MBTA considers the Green line a subway even though
it's mostly above ground. i found this remarkably confusing when i took
it into BU for a meeting a month or so back.


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