[talk-au] Historic stations and rail
stevagewp at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 23:43:18 UTC 2013
I've been working on some old train lines and stations, mostly
around Victoria, and have finally settled on a tagging scheme, based
on what's popular in taginfo. The current tagging has been pretty
inconsistent, with lots of variations like "railway=station,
disused=yes", "railway=station, name=Foo (former)",
Thought I'd check whether anyone has any comments/disagreements:
Active stations (whether tourist, regional, commuter or freight):
Disused/abandoned stations, with buildings present:
Abandoned, former station site, no buildings, little to see:
In all cases, the name of the station object should just be, eg, "Thompson".
Not: "Thompson (former)"
Not: "Thompson (disused)"
Not: "Thompson Railway Station"
In addition, a station building may be tagged as:
(But one of the above should also be present - either on the building
polygon or not.)
Active rail (commuter, freight, regional):
Disused, but tracks still present and conceivably services could return:
Tracks removed, or state is pretty far gone.
To see where we're at, I've done a quick replica of this well known
rail map of Victoria:
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