[Tagging] Public Transport Timetables Proposal RFC
roland.olbricht at gmx.de
Thu Nov 1 20:19:27 UTC 2018
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> One thing we could investigate is some sort of indication whether a bus
> or train route tagged in OSM is frequent, infrequent, or rarely used -
> but we'd have to find a classifier for this that is vague enough to not
> change twice a year, and precise enough to still be useful (and e.g.
> draw "infrequent" lines with a dashed color on a public transport map or
A thing that would work in at least the Netherlands, Belgium,
Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden,
parts of the US (and probably numerous other countries I never have
visitied): Mark route reations with
for the operation times
for at least 6 services per hour on workdays from typical local
breakfast time to one hour after typical local dinner time,
3 services per hour on saturdays, sundays, and bank holidays
if the service is subject to clock face scheduling
if there is at least about one service per hour all over the day
(again berakfast to after dinner)
if the service has limited operation times (school buses, peak hour
services, stadium extra service, night buses, and so on)
as it exists. It is unfortunately ambiguous whether peak interval or
longest interval is indicated, but people may like to continue
Using pairs of
with this or other suffixes can be given as advice for people who want
to refine the information further.
Note that this information is usually stable for decades: It derives
from the number of rolling stock divided per travel time. Lifetime of
rolling stock is typically between 15 years (buses with internal
combustion engines) and 25 to 50 years (trainsets), and 1:1 replacements
are also quite common.
The rationale for breakfast to one hour after dinner is that both
business and touristical activity take place within that time window.
People outside that time window will know how and where to get better
adapted and more precise information.
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